Who has more than seven years of museum experience and has curated 25 exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary American art?
Courtney Taylor, that’s who.
Taylor has also been named the new curator of the LSU Museum of Art.
With the title, Taylor will be responsible for developing, designing and overseeing exhibitions. The job also entails providing direction for the growth of the permanent collection through research and acquisitions.
In a press release, Taylor said she is looking forward to creating a conversation with collection-based exhibitions and working closely with LSU students and faculty.
“The breadth of the LSU Museums of Art’s collection and the cultural diversity of Louisiana provide opportunities for conversations with a broad geographic reach across a range of periods with a truly unique regional perspective,” Taylor said.
Taylor comes to LSU from her most recent position as the assistant director/curator of collections and exhibitions at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. She has also worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Jacksonville, Florida, and Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
LSU Museum of Art’s executive director Daniel Stetson said the hire was a top priority since he arrived at LSU.
“After a national search, Courtney rose to the top,” Stetson said in a release. “We are excited to have her joining our team at the LSU Museum of Art.”
In addition to Taylor, the museum also announced the hiring of Brandi Simmons as its communications coordinator and Brian Morfitt as its preparator.