Courtney Taylor Named the Director of Galleries for the LSU College of Art & Design

Courtney TaylorThe LSU College of Art & Design has named Courtney Taylor the Director of Galleries for the college. The newly created role will manage the galleries, which display art & design exhibitions featuring work by LSU students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists and designers. Galleries include the new Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex gallery, the Clark and Laura Boyce Gallery in Julian T. White Hall (formerly the Design Building), and the Glassell Gallery in downtown Baton Rouge.

“With two recently opened exhibition spaces on campus joining a well-established gallery downtown, this is an incredibly exciting time to join the College of Art & Design and make the galleries a hub for creativity and connection,” Taylor said.

“I’m looking forward to working with faculty and students—there are so many experiential learning opportunities—but also working across campus and with Baton Rouge communities to pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative programming that deepens engagement with art and design in our city, state, and beyond.”

Taylor has over ten years of curatorial experience, including six years in Louisiana. She served as Curator and Director of Public Programs at LSU Museum of Art for five years directing the exhibitions, collections, and public program teams. She has curated solo exhibitions of Louisiana artists such as Martin Payton, Katrina Andry, and Malcolm McClay, as well as regionally and nationally recognized artists such as Letitia Huckaby, Carrie Mae Weems, Julie Heffernan, and Delita Martin. Many of these exhibitions traveled to venues across the state and nation and included publication of exhibition catalogues. Taylor’s curatorial research focuses on art, environment and ecology as well as inclusive museum and gallery practices. She recently completed a chapter on exhibition design analyzing interpretive focus, curatorial power, and curatorial intent published in Dimensions of Curation: Considering Competing Values for Intentional Exhibition Practices. Prior to moving to Baton Rouge, Taylor was Assistant Director and Curator at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas where she managed collections, exhibitions, and education. She has worked in collections, exhibitions, publications, education, and conservation departments at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville; Gilcrease Museum; and Philbrook Museum of Art. Taylor holds an MA in Museum Science and Management from the University of Tulsa, a certificate in Archival Studies from LSU, and BA in history and art history from Hendrix College. 

Taylor will work with the gallery coordinator to schedule upcoming exhibitions in the areas of art, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Contact for Courtney Taylor exhibition inquiries:
(225) 578-0856