Executive Director, Museum of Design Atlanta
Laura Flusche serves as Executive Director of the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). She joined MODA in 2010 as Associate Director and became Executive Director in 2013. As Executive Director, she leads all of the museum’s strategic initiatives and oversees the creation and implementation of exhibitions and programs that demonstrate the power of design to effect positive change in the world.
Prior to joining MODA, Laura lived for fifteen years in Rome, Italy, where she served as Assistant Academic Dean for an American academic program and was part of the Palatine East Excavation team, supervising excavations and contributing to the publication of archaeological findings.
In 2016, Laura received the Business Design and Arts Leadership Distinguished Alumni Award from the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a master’s degree in Arts Administration. In 2014, she was selected to attend the Getty Leadership Institute’s Executive Program for Museum Professionals.
Laura holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Roman and Etruscan Art and Archaeology and fiercely maintains that design is archaeology backwards. She also holds an M.A. in Italian Renaissance Art.
Laura serves on the Midtown Alliance Board of Directors and is a member of the steering committee for Atlanta’s Arts Marketing Roundtable. She is also a member of the College Art Association’s Museum Committee and the Council for Innovation at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School in Sandy Springs, GA.