Allison M. Taylor
Director of Education
Allison M. Taylor manages the Chrysler’s education and library staff as well as the Museum docents. Her museum experience spans more than a decade. Before joining the Chrysler in July 2019, she served as the Head of Education and Community Engagement at Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis. In that role, she aimed to integrate the Museum into the curricula of Washington University’s seven schools. She also launched several new programs during her tenure, including a six-week internship that allowed participants to work in all departments at the Museum; KARE (Kemper Art Reaches Everyone) for visitors with dementia; STEAM for teachers; and The Art of Observation, a collaborative program between the Museum and Washington University’s medical students. Taylor’s experience also includes developing a curriculum and materials to help undergraduate students explore museum education theories and tour group engagement strategies. Her work on teacher engagement was published last year by the National Art Education Association. In recent years, she has also presented her research about aging and the arts, designing inclusive art museum programs and engaging school-age visitors at conferences hosted by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, the Volunteer Committees of Art Museums and the Association of Midwest Museums.
Taylor’s experience also includes several years at The Mint Museum in Charlotte where she was an education assistant, tour coordinator, and adult programs coordinator. She also worked in Rock Hill, SC as a consulting educator for the Museum of York County and an adjunct professor at Winthrop University. She holds a master’s degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Museum Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Winthrop University.