Marjorie Flanagan is the Texas State University System’s director of public art. A graduate of Louisiana State University and the University of Texas at Austin, Flanagan holds a B.S. and M.A. in Art Education.
Before joining TSUS, Flanagan served as Interim Program Manager for the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places program, guiding the city’s collection of more than 350 artworks valued at more than $18 million. During her time with the City Austin, Flanagan managed the city’s largest public artwork project to date, sited at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. She also created Visionary Voices, an artist talk + community event series where commissioned artists unveiled behind-the-scenes Knowledge and imagery about building city-funded public art sculptures.
Flanagan firmly believes art transforms public spaces as an economic driver, emotional outlet and educational tool that can build lifelong learners and culture appreciators. She looks forward to promoting the current public art collections housed at each of TSUS’s seven member institutions and expanding the number of artworks for students to enjoy.