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Alexandra Byrum
Assistant Director, Communications and UR Downtown

Alexandra Byrum joined the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) in April 2011. Alexandra leads CCE communications efforts and manages community relationships, educational programs, and Wilton Companies Gallery exhibitions.

Before joining the CCE, she was a museum educator 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.

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.

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