Dr. Lana A. Burgess, Assistant Clinical Professor, is a graduate of Florida State University (B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities; Ph.D. in the History and Criticism of Art), and the University of South Carolina (M.A. in Art History; Certificate in Museum Management). Dr. Burgess joined McKissick Museum in August 2008 as the Museum’s Faculty Curator. She is also the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Management. Her areas of expertise are twentieth-century American art, Cold War propaganda, curatorial practice, exhibition development, collections management, and museum administration. Prior to coming to USC, she coordinated the Museum Studies Program at Florida State University and worked as a senior curator at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama.
Dr. Burgess is an active instructor, advocate and mentor. She teaches graduate classes in museum studies, and undergraduate surveys and seminars in American art, including special topics on art, controversy, and censorship. Her recent area of research focuses on museum leadership, adaptive change in museums, experiential learning, local history, and community outreach. She has presented her research at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference, the College Art Association, and the Southeastern Museums Conference. She was a fellow in the inaugural class of Association of Academic Museums and Galleries’ sponsored Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management in 2012. She is a recipient of 2014-2015 Teaching Excellence Grant in Integrative Learning from USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence.
Looking into the future …..
We are looking to confirm a regional sponsor for our monthly artist exhibitions. The artist reception for our Annual Juried Art Exhibition is one of our largest all year. We typically have approximately 220 attending from the region to support this event, not to mention we have had approximately 20% of growth in support for our monthly events and exponential impact during our Art Trot programs. Impact includes website, emails, newspaper and magazine articles and well as the hosting opportunities to maximize your support of McCormick’s cultural center. Interested corporate citizens and businesses are critical for the advancement of our community’s cultural opportunities. Please allow us the opportunity to unite our efforts in healthy growth for our community. Book your sponsored exhibition now! 2017 awaits ….
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