Christian joined the WMA in July 2022. He brings more than two decades of combined private art gallery, museum, and university gallery experience from behind-the-scenes preparations for show openings, juried exhibitions, visiting artists, and fundraising, to managing overall operations of gallery exhibition programming, education, and design. He most recently served as gallery director for the University of Central Missouri, and previously for Stephen F. Austin State University, where he managed multiple exhibition spaces, producing more than 20 annual exhibitions, and overseeing dozens of events, including the highly popular “First Friday Films” series for Nacogdoches, Texas, and the “Gallery Kids” tours and workshops for Warrensburg, Missouri. He has also worked as the assistant to the director of the Sir Elton John Collection and as the registrar’s assistant at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is a graduate of fellow Associated Colleges of the South member institution, Sewanee: The University of the South, and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Amanda designs exhibition layouts to highlight artwork, accommodate didactic materials, and meet all environmental requirements, and also manages the safe display and storage of all artwork at the museum. This work includes overseeing the permanent collection, coordinating the care of all loan objects, supervising exhibition installations, and serving as building manager for both the WMA and the Hundley-Shell Theater. Additionally, she handles the design and production of all printed and web-based materials, and coordinates various administrative and financial responsibilities. Before joining the museum, Amanda worked for more than 20 years as the Assistant to the Provost’s Office at Hendrix. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Arkansas—Fayetteville.
Lindsey connects community with the arts. She engages not only students, faculty, and staff at Hendrix College, but also community members in the city of Conway and beyond, by creating and facilitating robust educational and community programming, hands-on art activities, and museum tours. She also trains and manages the corps of paid student Museum Educators employed at the museum. Before coming to work at the Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College, she was the education coordinator at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, where she also helped to create and facilitate public programming and tours. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art with an emphasis in illustration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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