Andrew Walker, PhD
Director, Amon Carter
Museum of American Art
Andrew Walker is director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. He received a BA in art history from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Walker was the recipient of the Hentry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship for the Study of American Art, and the Jacob Javits Fellowship with the United States Department of Education.
Prior to his role at the Amon Carter, Walker was assistant director for curatorial affairs and curator of American art at the Saint Louis Art Museum where he organized major exhibitions of American artists George Caleb Bingham and Joe Jones. Walker previously held curatorial positions at the Missouri History Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a research consultant to the Amon Carter, conducting exhibition research on Thomas Eakins and William M. Hartnett.
Walker has taught art history at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania. He served on the board of the Samuel Cupples House at St. Louis University, is a community advisory board member to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and a member of the board of directors for the World Chess Museum and Hall of Fame.
Walker lives in Forth Worth with his wife Paula and son Jacob.