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Ann Rowson Love

Published January 1, 2010

Ann Rowson Love
Associate Professor of Arts Administration,
Museum Education & Exhibitions
Department of Art Education
Ringling Museum Liaison

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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Ann Rowson Love, Ph.D. is a new faculty member in the Arts Administration program, where she is co-developing the Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions program (MEX). She returns to FSU after six years at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, where she initiated a new graduate museum studies program based at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Ann Rowson Love has been a practicing art museum educator and curator for over 20 years and helped to establish two new art museums in the Southeast. She has been on the editorial boards of Art Education and the Journal of Art for Life; and an associate for the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. She has reviewed grants for the Institute of Museum and Library Services “Museums for America” program. She Presents nationally and internationally including Barbados, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, Japan, and Turkey. As a part of the new MEX program, she is the Ringling Museum Liaison. She specializes in visitor studies, art museum interpretation, and collaborative curatorial practices.


PhD, Art Education, Florida State University
MA, Visual Art Education/Art Museum Education, Minor: Art History
University of Kansas BS, Elementary Education/Art History, University of Kansas.

Teaching Areas

Visitor-Centered Exhibitions
Visitor Studies

Research Areas

Collaborative Curation
Museum Program Evaluation and Visitor Studies
Interpretation Strategies

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Villeneuve, P., Love, A. R., & Viera, A. (2014). Transitional Approaches in Art Museum Education: Models for Practice, Program Evaluation, and Research. In K. Miraglia, & C. Smilan (Eds),Inquiry in action: Paradigms, methodologies and perspectives in art education research. Reston, VA: NAEA.
  • Love, A. R., & Randolph, D. (2013). Pushing against the water: Artists and Sense of Place museum residency program in New Orleans. In M. Hanley, G. Noblit, T. Barone, & G. Sheppard (Eds), Culturally relevant arts education for social justice (pp. 83-94). NY: Routledge.
  • Randolph, D., & Love, A. R. (2012). Does cosmopolitanism offer answers to inclusive practices in the art museum? A New Orleans art museum as case study. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. Urbana, IL: Univeristy of Illinois.
  • Villeneuve, P., & Love, A. R. (2007). Rethinking the Gallery Learning Experience Through Inquiry. In P. Villeneuve (Ed), From periphery to center: Art museum education in the 21st century. Reston, VA: NAEA
  • Hallemeier, E., Ju, H., & Love, A. R. (Curators). (2014). Drapo Vodou: Haitian Fascination. Exhibition presented in the Family Gallery at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, July – September, 2014.
  • Allen, B., Drustrup, R., Love, A. R., and Thicksten, A. (Curators). (2013). Jazz Singers: Exploring Art and Urban Life During the 1930s. Exhibition presented in the Family Gallery at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, September – December, 2013
  • Love, A. R., Cruz, J., Keim, S., Landis, C., Murray, J., and Page, S. (Visitor Study) (2012). Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art and Poetry. Exhibition presented at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, June – October, 2012.