BATON ROUGE – The LSU Museum of Art recently announced the appointment of Katie Pfohl as its new curator.

Pfohl holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University in History of Art and Architecture and received her B.A. from Northwestern University in American Studies.

A graduate of the Whitney Museum of Art Independent Study Program, Pfohl most recently worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she served a key role in the planning and organization of an upcoming exhibition for the American Art Department, and contributed one of the major essays for the catalogue.

She has also served as the Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum Education and Interpretative Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, in addition to a number of other prestigious fellowships and awards.

Pfohl’s specialty in American art is informed by extensive research and travel in Europe, the Middle East and South America, most recently in Queretaro, Mexico, Giverny, France and Cairo, Egypt.

She has published and lectured on topics ranging from American Southern art and culture to modern and contemporary Middle Eastern Art, and brings to the LSU Museum of Art a passion for history as well as a strong background in contemporary art.

As curator, Pfohl plans to develop exhibitions and programming that will both resonate regionally and also enhance the museum’s reputation as an innovative and exciting venue for an international range of art.

LSU Museum of Art is located in Downtown Baton Rouge at 100 Lafayette Street on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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