Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Russell Lord Named Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art
Russell Lord has been named as the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Lord is a historian, curator, and educator who recently completed a Jane and Morgan Whitney fellowship in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will assume his new position on October 17, 2011.
NOMA has been a pioneer in collecting photographs and now holds over 8,500 works representing the history of fine art photography and including work by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Ilse Bing, William Eggleston, and Edward Steichen.
In his new role, Lord will be responsible for the care, interpretation, and presentation of NOMA's wide-ranging photography holdings. In addition to developing exhibition programming that expands scholarship in photography and actively engages audiences, Lord will continue to acquire works that enrich the museum's collection.
"We are proud to welcome Russell Lord to NOMA and New Orleans," said Director Susan Taylor. "His interest in and study of the relationships between photography, other artistic media, and modern life are a perfect match for the museum's mission of combining scholarship with accessibility and engaging a broad range of audiences with new and exciting exhibitions, publications, and public programs."
Lord began his career as Curatorial Assistant in the Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Department at the Yale University Art Gallery. During his course work at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, Lord also served as Gallery Director at New York's Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs.