Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum

Shirley Reece-Hughes is the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, where she has worked since 2009. Her area of expertise is twentieth-century art, and she recently curated the museum’s first exhibition devoted to modernist sculpture, A New American Sculpture, 1914–1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman and Zorach. She contributed the essay, Moments of Discovery: Grant Wood’s Theatrical Paintings, to the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2018 retrospective exhibition and catalogue, Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables. She co-curated and co-authored the 2016 exhibition and catalogue, Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. In 2012, she established a gallery dedicated to rotations of Texas art that rotate on an annual basis. Before joining the museum, Dr. Reece-Hughes received her PhD in art history from the University of Kansas in 2006.