Amanda Adams brings to appraising art and antiques and related services a wealth of knowledge and experience. As the granddaughter of an antiques dealer and the daughter of an estate jewelry and silver dealer, Dr. Adams’s understanding of these areas began in childhood.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Harvard University and a doctorate in art history from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Adams has operated an art gallery, taught art history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and worked as a research fellow in the curatorial department at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Dr. Adams completed New York University’s intensive program in Appraisal Studies. She is an associate member of the Appraisers Association of America. She is USPAP compliant and qualified to prepare appraisals for IRS purposes. Serving the Southeast from her base in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Adams has enjoyed working on a wide range of assignments with clients, including major collectors, corporations, universities, law firms, and accountants.
In addition to her appraisal business, Ms. Adams operates as an independent art scholar, curator, writer and consultant.
Bryn Mawr College, Ph.D. in the History of Art
Bryn Mawr College, M.A. in the History of Art
Harvard University, A.B. in Fine Arts, magna cum laude and High Honors
USPAP certification valid through July 12, 2018
Associate Member, Appraisers Association of America
Completed New York University’s Program in Appraisal Studies
Relevant Work Experience
2012-present Owner, Fine Art Appraisals, LLC
2012-2014 Research Fellow, Birmingham Museum of Art
2008-2010 Partner, Coleman Schedler Fine Art
2001-2004; 2007-2009 Owner, Amanda Schedler Fine Art
2004-2007 Partner, Schedler Minchin Fine Art
2001-2004 Adjunct Instructor in the History of Art, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2004 Instructor in the History of Art, Birmingham-Southern College
“The Reredos Painting — The Last Supper” in Witness to the Light: And Adventure into God’s Workmanship Past Present and Future by John Harris Harper, 2013, 174-175.
“Southern Silver,” Southern Accents, March-April 2007, 94-98.
“The Art of the Deal,” Southern Accents, May-June 2004, 118-122.
“The Value of Art,” Art and Conversation lecture, Birmingham Museum of Art, June 2014.
“British Portraiture,” Art and Conversation lecture, Birmingham Museum of Art, May 2013.
“Drawings in the English, French, and Dutch Galleries,” delivered to the European Art Society, Birmingham Museum of Art, December 2012.