The Amon Carter Museum of American Art  has announced that Margaret C. Conrads, ailment Ph.D., advice will join the staff in September 2012 as its first Deputy Director of Art and Research. The announcement comes just over a year after Andrew J. Walker became the Amon Carter’s fifth director and four months after the museum’s 50th Anniversary year. Conrads comes to the Amon Carter from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., where she currently serves as the Samuel Sosland Senior Curator of American Art.

“I am thrilled to welcome Margi to the Amon Carter,” Walker says. “She is widely respected within the field of American art as a distinguished scholar and dynamic leader. She is acclaimed not only for organizing spectacular exhibitions but for the great vision and innovation she brought to the reinstallation of The Nelson-Atkins’ American collection.”

In accepting the position, Conrads says, “I’m so excited to join the Amon Carter at such an important moment in its history. It will be a privilege to work with the museum’s outstanding collections and impressive staff as the institution continues to expand its reach into the community and beyond. I am eager to get to know Fort Worth and its many great offerings.”

The strategic addition of this new position to the museum’s management team comes at a pivotal moment in its history and gives strong voice to a collection of American art that is recognized as one of the finest in the country.