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 Orleans? NOMA 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 restaurant: Café NOMA
Favorite simple indulgence: Reading the paper on Sunday morning in the garden
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
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
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