Dr. Kathleen Adair Foster, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dr. Kathleen Adair Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and Director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she has worked since 2002. Dr. Foster received her Ph.D. at Yale University. She has taught at Williams College, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently an adjunct professor in the History of Art department. Before the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dr. Foster held curatorial posts at the Indiana University Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she was chief curator and director of research and publications. Dr. Foster has received numerous grants and fellowships and has been a Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a visiting fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2015, she was Edmond J. Safra Visiting Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.