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Meet Rachel Keith

New Director of Collections and Exhibitions

Philbrook is pleased to announce the addition of native Tulsan, Rachel Keith as Director of Collections and Exhibitions.

Rachel comes to Philbrook after 11 years at the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, where she directed the collections, exhibitions, and facilities, overseeing the planning and execution of more than 100 special exhibitions and spearheading a major conservation initiative resulting in over $150,000 in major grants. In 2008, Rachel curated the acclaimed exhibition, The Barbizon School and the Nature of Landscape.

Prior to 2005, Keith worked on the exhibition From Audubon to the Armory Show: American Prints and Drawings, 1820-1913 as well as others in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum, served as curator of a private collection of American Impressionist paintings and sculpture, taught art history, and managed fundraising campaigns for the Houston Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra.  

She earned her MA in art history from Washington University in St. Louis and BA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.  

“I am thrilled not only to return to my hometown, but also to join the amazing Philbrook staff at such an exciting juncture in its institutional history,” says Rachel.  “I share the Museum’s commitment to serving and engaging our diverse community, offering compelling exhibitions, and preserving the cultural legacy that generations of Tulsans have created.” 

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