Dr. Lana A. Burgess to give southern art lecture at museum
The Florence County Museum will host a gallery lecture by Dr. Lana A. Burgess on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. Dr. Burgess will use works of art currently on display from the Wright Collection of Southern Art to provide an overview of Southern Art. The Florence County Museum Community Arts Lecture Series is part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The museum works to combine original works of art with historians, collectors, and working artists, to provide our community with essential information to help better understand the unique relationship between community and the visual arts. 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.