Alex Crawford is the Education Assistant at the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is responsible for aiding in the development of education initiatives and fostering programming at the ICA and surrounding community.

Crawford is a 2013 graduate of Christopher Newport University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Art History with minors in Anthropology and Leadership Studies. She is pursuing her master’s in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies at VCU.  Crawford’s research interests include contemporary art and its impact on community relations and development.

Crawford also held internships at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the Art and Education Division and in the Statewide Programs office. In addition to her work with the ICA, Crawford is a docent and costume interpreter at Maymont, a turn-of-the-century Gilded Age mansion and estate in Richmond, VA.  Before becoming our Education Assistant, she worked in the higher education field at Christopher Newport University and Auburn University, focusing in student engagement and student employment.

A native of Richmond, VA, Crawford has felt connected to the local arts community throughout her life, participating in classes at the Hand Workshop, now the Visual Arts Center of Richmond; visiting exhibitions at the VMFA; and regularly attending events and presentations at Maymont.  She is excited to be a part of the inaugural team preparing to open the ICA to Richmond and the community at large.