Alexandra Byrum
Coordinator, Educational Programming, UR Downtown
Profile

Alexandra Byrum joined the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement in April 2011. Alexandra manages educational programs and Wilton Companies Gallery exhibitions.

Before joining the CCE, she was a museum educator for college and adult programs at the Chrysler Museum of Art and taught the history of photography at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center. Previously, she served as associate marketing manager at the Smithsonian Institution during the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian and the reopening of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.

She holds a B.A. with honors in English from the University of the South and an M.A. in art and museum studies from Georgetown University.

Community Service

Alexandra is a mentor with the SOHO: Space of Her Own program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.


Q&A with Alexandra Byrum

What is your favorite/most meaningful book or film?

Art as Experience by John Dewey, and most recently, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Where are you originally from?

Charlottesville, Va.

What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in Richmond?

I love Richmond on Broad Café and not just because it’s so close to my office. Other downtown favorites are Perly’s and Chez Foushee.

What is your favorite place or thing to do in Richmond?

Most weekends, you can find me walking along the James River or visiting museums and galleries with my family.

Education
B.A., University of the South
English
M.A., Georgetown University
Art and Museum Studies
Contact Information
(804) 955-4003