Susan M. Taylor

Susan M. Taylor

Describe what you love about what you do: I am committed to making art and the museum accessible to as broad an audience as possible. When our visitors discover the wonder of art, it is the ultimate reward.

Why in New OrleansNOMA has one of the great collections anywhere and sharing its resources with the New Orleans Community is my passion. A complex city filled with history and visual culture, NOMA is an ideal place to explore both the traditions of the city and contemporary interpretations of those histories.

Favorite restaurantCafé NOMA 

Favorite simple indulgence: Reading the paper on Sunday morning in the garden

Susan M. Taylor

Susan M. Taylor

Your go-to outfit: "Museum black" with a bold necklace

Favorite snowball stand: Pandora's

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? Coffee, coffee, coffee

Name something about New Orleans that always puts you in a good mood: Sunsets at the Fly.

Favorite cocktail: Negroni

Three items always in your fridge: Parmesan, arugula, and prosciutto

Susan M. Taylor

Susan M. Taylor

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Don't be in such a hurry to get where you're going. Enjoy the road along the way.

Favorite thing to do here to recharge: Tennis

Favorite hotel: The Carlyle

Name a necessary extravagance: Shoes

What book are you reading now? Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origin of a Good Society by Nicholas A. Christakis

This interview has been condensed and edited.