San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Howard Taylor has been director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts since 1984.
He was Chief of Interpretation at the Historical Society in Buffalo New York and Assistant Director of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum. He served as President of the Museum Council of Philadelphia, President of the National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME) ,and President of the Texas Association of Museums (TAM). He served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Museums and is also Executive Director of the Center for Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).
He received a BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design (Ohio), studied American Civilization and Archeology at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the museum management programs offered by the Museums Collaborative of New York/Columbia University and a Cultural and Arts Management program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Howard is a strong proponent of deep community engagement and cultural diversity in his board, staff, and audience. He has presented a series of exhibitions called Visions and Choices with broad based community participation creating futures scenarios and real life outcomes. These programs have gained national recognition and his museum has received the National Museum Service Award from the Institute of Museum & Library Services in a ceremony at the White House and The American Institute of Architects Community Service Award among others. His museum is leading the largest cultural district program in the country at 200 acres with multiple history and cultural organizations. Howard is an advocate for intensive cross institutional resource sharing of collections and professional mentoring among institutions of all sizes and disciplines. He served on the advisory board for the Museum Loan Network for it's entire exsistence.
Wednesday, May 22
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM