Kelsey Frady Malone, PhD

Doris Ullman Galleries and Berea College Art Collection Curator

Contact Information

Rogers-Traylor Art Building, 207
CPO 2162
Phone: 859-985-3083

Kelsey Malone

Courses Taught

  • ARH 263: Introduction to Museum Work


  • PhD, Art History, University of Missouri, 2018
  • MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
  • BA, Art History, Birmingham-Southern College, 2010


  • “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.

Research Interests

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.