William Keyse Rudolph
Chief Curator and the Marie and Hugh Halff
Curator of American and European Art
Dr. William Keyse Rudolph joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in December 2013 as The Marie and Hugh Halff Curator of American Art and Mellon Chief Curator, a newly created position supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and endowed by Marie Halff in honor of her late husband. Dr. Rudolph served at the Milwaukee Art Museum as the Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts since early 2011, and concurrently as Director of Exhibitions since 2012. He previously served as Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA, and as the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as holding research positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the departments of European Decorative Arts After 1700 and European Paintings Before 1900. Dr. Rudolph was the co-organizer, along with Carol Eaton Soltis, of Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, a major retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum that traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art in 2014, and was the co-organizer, along with Katie Luber, of the Museum's 2018 exhibition Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid.
Tour Manager and an Oxford University
and Courtauld-educated art historian
James McDonaugh has a Master’s in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. He has a Diploma in Art History and a Master’s in Architectural History from The Courtauld Institute of Art. After leaving The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2003, James developed a career as a freelance art history lecturer. He has led over 100 tours around Europe, including trips for The Courtauld Institute of Art, The Art Fund, The House of Lords, and numerous special interest groups and VIPs. He has a special interest in country houses and architecture. In 2013 he was recognisedrecognized as one of the ‘Top Private Art Guides’ by The Wall Street Journal.