Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Taft Museum names Director is reporting that Deborah Emont Scott has been named director and chief executive officer at the Taft Museum of Art. She will join the museum Nov. 9. Most recently she served as chief curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo. Scott is the sixth director since the Taft was founded in 1932.

Marc F. Wilson, the Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director/CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, said, "She has faith in the power of art and in the accessibility to all of enriching, enjoyable experiences with works of art."

A native of Passaic, N.J., Scott is a graduate of Livingston College of Rutgers University. She earned a master's degree in history of art at Ohio's Oberlin College.
With my BA in art history from the University of Kansas, I've spent much time at the Nelson-Atkins. Also, I'm originally from Lorain, OH, up the street from Oberlin. So I hope path-crossing in Cincinnati will result in our meeting each other sometime soon.

Welcome back to Ohio and into my neighborhood....again.