Alexandra Crawford is Education Coordinator of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a part of the ICA team, she is responsible for coordinating the tour program, developing and facilitating teen programs, and aiding in the development of education initiatives as part of the Education team.

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 leveraging the power of contemporary art and arts programming to positively impact communities.

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

A native of Richmond, VA, Crawford is excited to be a part of the inaugural team preparing to open the doors of a new contemporary arts institution for the VCU and Richmond community.