Madilyn Anderson

Collections Assistant MadilynA@lsua.edu Madilyn came to AMoA in 2017 as an intern, and began assisting in research into our permanent collection. She graduated from LSU with a BA in Art History, with a minor in French, and is currently in a graduate program at NSU in Natchitoches, pursuing an MA in Art, with an emphasis…

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Cindy Blair

Manager of Virtual Engagement and Education Cindy@themuseum.org Cindy Blair joined the Museum in 2012 as AMoA’s Artist-in-Residence. She joined the staff full-time in 2013 as an art educator. Cindy managed several education programs, including Art2Go, The Muse: Teen Club, Saturday Family Art Classes, Meet Me at the Museum, and writes curriculum for Art Express and…

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Olivia Helmer

Director of Development and Community Relations   olivia@themuseum.org  

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Catherine M. Pears

Executive Director & Curator Catherine@themuseum.org Prior to becoming director of the Alexandria Museum of Art in 2009, Catherine Pears worked for corporate America, small businesses, non-profits, academia, and has been self-employed. She has managed many large projects in her career and has taught hundreds of arts-in-education workshops in classrooms throughout Central Louisiana. She served on…

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Letters Read: Skip Ward

Blanchard, “Skip” Ward was a gay activist in rural Louisiana during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and into the beginning of the 21st century. His home was in Pineville. Skip became increasingly involved in LGBTQIA activism in the early 1980s when he first came out. Or, as he would have phrased it, “came up front” about…

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