Prospect New Orleans announced today that after four years of leadership, executive director Brooke Davis Anderson will step down to head the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Ylva Rouse, deputy director for curatorial affairs, will serve as interim director while a search committee is formed to find Anderson’s replacement.
During her tenure at Prospect, Anderson oversaw the latest edition of Prospect New Orleans’s triennial, “Prospect.3: Notes for Now,” which attracted more than one hundred thousand visitors during its thirteen-week run. She also helped organize “Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” which will open in November.
“What an extraordinary opportunity it has been to lead Prospect New Orleans for the last four years,” said Anderson. “I have given all of my time and energy to PNO and what I will cherish most about this fulfilling and gratifying experience are the relationships with our devoted board, hardworking staff, countless partners, and numerous supporters in the singular city of New Orleans and beyond.”
A New Orleans native, Rouse has served on the curatorial team of Prospect since April 2007. Prior to joining Prospect, Rouse served as director of the Javier Lopez Gallery Artspace in Madrid and as an exhibitions curator at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.