LouAnne Greenwald was appointed Director of the Hilliard University Art Museum in July 2014. In the first two years of her tenure, she has expanded the museum’s hours, increased staff and established free Wednesday night programs featuring the research and talents of UL faculty from across campus. Ms. Greenwald envisions the museum as a bridge between the University and the community, connecting the culture of our region to a broader national and international discourse, and promoting lifelong learning through the arts.
Prior to her position as director, she worked as a consultant in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles raising funds for educational institutions. Her museum experience includes roles as a curator and educator for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, MOCA Los Angeles, and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, L.A. She serves on the Advisory Board for the LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge and is the Louisiana representative for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.
Ms. Greenwald received her MFA from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and received her CFRE certification in 2013.
What about your museum excites you?
Interdisciplinary partnerships across campus and lots of community engagement. The Hilliard is a cultural hub for our students and for Acadiana!
What’s one thing – either industry/work-related or not – you learned in the past month?
Improv is not about being funny – it’s about being present
What about the AAMG mission excited you?
Connecting to colleagues, learning about new solutions to old problems, helping to establish and advocate for best practices in the field.
How do you decompress from tough work days?
Bike ride, hot bath, glass of wine
Print or audio books?