The Milwaukee Art Museum has named William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D. ’03, as its new curator of American art and decorative arts.
Since 2009, Rudolph served as the curator of American art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. Prior to that, he was the associate curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of Art and associate/research coordinator in European decorative arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Rudolph received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1991 and a diploma from the distinguished Courtald Institute of Art in London in 1992. He received his M.A. in 1995 in art history from the University of Virginia with an emphasis in 18th-century art and modern art and received his Ph.D. in history of art from Bryn Mawr College. His dissertation was on Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp (1790-1864), a nineteenth-century French portraitist who commuted between Paris and New Orleans in the 1830s.