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Kelsey Frady Malone
Dr. Kelsey Frady Malone
Curator, Berea College Art Collection and Doris Ulmann Galleries|Art and Art History
Portrait of Dr. Kelsey Malone
Office Location
Rogers-Traylor Art Building, 207
  • ARH 263: Introduction to Museum Work

Dr. Kelsey Frady Malone is a specialist in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art, with a particular focus on American women photographers, sculptors, and illustrators. Her research examines the wide variety of ways that women engaged in collaborative strategies – by forming their own professional organizations, mentoring one another, and sharing studios, living spaces, and commissions – to navigate an increasingly commercial and professionalizing art world and to achieve success in a profession that had historically been closed to them.

  • PhD, Art History, University of Missouri, 2018
  • MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
  • BA, Art History, Birmingham-Southern College, 2010
Publications & Works
    • “Complicating the Confederate Monument: Enid Yandell’s 1894 Proposal for Louisville, Kentucky,” Ohio Valley History 20, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 34-58.
    • “Gladys Wheat: Mother Goose in War Time,” Gateway 38, no. 2 (Fall 2018): 6-17.
    • Project 2: Defining Installation, with Susan Jarosi, et. al. Louisville, KY: Hite Art Institute, 2014.
    • Woven Splendor: Navajo Textiles from the Birmingham Museum of Art. Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2012.
    • The Golden Age: American Illustration from the Permanent Collection. Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2012.
    • “I have a secret wish…”, with John Fields. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012.