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Museum director flees Hurricane to hometown

July 20, 2006

Albany -- An Albany native forced to flee her New Orleans home last year because of Hurricane Katrina is now the interim director of the Albany Museum of Art.

Rives Sexton fled her New Orleans at the last minute and lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. She worked for the  Newcombe Art Gallery at Tulane University,  which was also damaged by the flood waters.

 Sexton said returning to Albany and the Museum of Art saved her. Sexton said "When it happened, Albany was, I never really thought about going anywhere else except coming back here. And it was really lucky for me there was a position open at the Museum."

Sexton is working on expanding the reach of the Museum, recently hiring a new Curator of Education to work with the school systems.

 She says Albany is now home again, with no plans of returning to New Orleans.

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