Lisa Rotondo-McCord

Lisa Rotondo-McCord

Class

CCL Class of 2010

Institution

New Orleans Museum of Art

Title

Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Asian Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

New Orleans Museum of Art

Mentors

Michael Shapiro, High Museum of Art

Terrie Sultan, Parrish Museum of Art

Lisa Rotondo-McCord is currently the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Asian Art and has served as NOMA’s Curator of Asian Art since 1994. Educated at Wesleyan University and Yale University, her graduate studies focused on twentieth-century Chinese painting. While at NOMA, she implemented thematic installations of the permanent collection of Asian art, and organized a number of traveling exhibitions including Heaven and Earth Seen Within (2000), An Enduring Vision (2002), and 5,000 Years of Chinese Art (2004). Similar forthcoming projects include The Sound of One Hand: Painting and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin (2010) and The Elegant Image: Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Bronzes (2011), and the non-Asian exhibitions Living Color: Photographs by Judy Cooper (2008-10) and Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Amistad Research Center Collection (2010-12). Rotondo-McCord created the Hyogo-NOMA Art Therapy Initiative (2006-present), implemented cell phone tours at NOMA (2008-present), and continues to write and administer major grant initiatives.