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Laura Romer Huckaby namedInterim Director of SAMFA



August 31, 2023, San Angelo, Texas: Laura Romer Huckaby has been named

Interim Director of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts by the museum’s Board

of Trustees. Huckaby has been with the museum since 2012 and has served

as Assistant Director/Curator.

Alex Freeman, who joined SAMFA as Director in September 2022 and

then served as President/CEO beginning January 1, 2023, will no longer be

with the museum as of September 1, 2023.

“We wish Alex the very best and will begin a professional search

immediately for an individual who will lead the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

into the future,” said Tom Gregg, SAMFA’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“In the meantime, we have full confidence in Laura, and we’ll move forward to

celebrate our beautiful new roof, new exhibits, and new vision during our Grand

Re-Opening in the first quarter of 2024. Our commitment to serving San Angelo

and the Concho Valley is steadfast.”

SAMFA Mission

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts serves as a catalyst for creativity and community.

We inspire people of diverse backgrounds from the Concho Valley Region

by presenting the highest quality visual and performing arts from around the world.

The result of this beautiful, dynamic connection is lifelong enrichment for all.

1 Love Street, San Angelo, TX 76903 325-653-3333 www.samfa.org

Laura Romer HuckabyAs Assistant Director and Curator at SAMFA, Laura has overseen the dynamic

growth of the museum’s collections of ceramic art, Spanish colonial art, Texas art, and

American glass. She has managed its constantly changing encyclopedic exhibit lineup,

supervised the Curatorial and Facilities departments, and assisted with a variety of day

to-day operations.

Laura Romer Huckaby grew up in Burlington, North Carolina. She has a bachelor’s

degree in art education from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and a master’s

degree in art history from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Having a strong

interest in languages as well as art, Laura took further graduate-level training in

linguistics and anthropology before heading to Papua New Guinea, where she served

from 2006 to 2009 as a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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