SCAD FASH MUSEUM OF FASHION + FILM NAMES ALEX DELOTCH DAVIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 2023 – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is proud to announce Alex Delotch Davis as Executive Director for the university’s SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta and Lacoste, France. A SCAD alumnus with an M.A. in luxury & fashion management, Delotch Davis brings over fifteen years of experience as a leading arts marketer, strategist, and connector in Atlanta’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.
As Executive Director, Delotch Davis will lead exhibition development, marketing, fundraising, and overall forward-thinking strategic vision and direction for SCAD FASH, SCAD FASH Lacoste, and SCAD Atlanta exhibitions. Additionally, Delotch Davis will serve as a university ambassador to the local arts community, museum patrons, and fashion and film industries. Delotch Davis’s efforts will support SCAD FASH’s mission to serve as a creative resource for students of all ages, providing inspiration to visitors through expertly curated museum exhibitions, films and programming.
“I’m excited and humbled by the opportunity to be part of this diverse and innovative organization,” said Delotch Davis. “I’m energized by what is on the horizon for SCAD FASH, the museum is a treasure for the community and it is an honor to amplify the outstanding exhibitions and programming. As an alumnus of SCAD Atlanta, I’m also thrilled to be part of an institution that supports the development of artists and cultivates opportunities in creative industries, which aligns very much with my personal and professional values.”
Delotch Davis is a highly regarded communications and arts strategy expert, most previously overseeing marketing and partnership strategy for Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, managing all special initiatives for the museum as well as directing the museum’s digital, print, broadcast and social media campaigns.
Kari Herrin, SCAD’s Senior Vice President of Brand Experience said, “Alex Delotch Davis is an incredibly talented force in Atlanta’s dynamic arts and cultural scene. Her keen sense of creative strategy, vision, and a connective spirit to champion love and appreciation for artists and designers throughout the community will be a tremendous asset to SCAD FASH. We are fortunate to have her leading SCAD FASH forward with inspiring exhibitions, programming and activations to enhance the bond between the university and community, and reinforcing the museum’s renown on an international scale.”
Prior to joining the High Museum of Art, Delotch Davis led experiential marketing programs and branded activations for Cadillac throughout the southeast, expanding the luxury car brand’s footprint at leading global arts events including Art Basel Miami. Previously, Delotch Davis also held senior marketing and public relations roles at Bloomingdales, Bill Lowe Gallery, and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Delotch Davis currently serves on the board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and was recently appointed to Mayor Andre Dickens’ Atlanta Arts Advisory Committee.
SCAD is recognized as the global leader in higher education for arts and design. SCAD FASH is a vital part of Atlanta’s arts and cultural footprint, offering expertly curated exhibitions, films, special events, and performances year-round that engages the university’s vast array of academic disciplines – encompassing over 100 top-ranked degree programs. Fortified by the university's strong global presence and worldwide connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals all over the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience. Current exhibitions on view at SCAD FASH include Ellen von Unwerth: This Side of Paradise for legendary fashion photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth, and on view through June 30, Madame Grès: The Art of Draping. SCAD FASH is also thrilled to present Christian Lacroix Habille Peer Gynt pour la Comédie-Française at SCAD FASH Lacoste in Provence, France, opening July 1.
Delotch Davis assumes her role as Executive Director immediately. To learn more about SCAD FASH, visit scadfash.org.
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About SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, garments as important conduits of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium of popular culture. Situated within SCAD Atlanta, the museum presents dynamic exhibitions, captivating films, and enticing events that mine the rich and storied legacies of fashion history to inspire contemporary designers and future innovations. Supported by the university’s strong global presence and connections to renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers, and creative professionals around the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience. Like the award-winning SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH serves as a creative resource for students of all ages and a wellspring of inspiration for visitors. Through programming that engages the university’s broad array of academic disciplines, SCAD FASH offers diverse exhibitions, films, installations, performances, and events to enliven and inspire the greater community year-round. Each program is designed to engage and appeal to visitors with varied backgrounds and interests, from textiles and jewelry to photography and film. Past exhibitions have featured the work of designers Ruth E. Carter, Azzedine Alaïa, Pierre Cardin, Carolina Herrera, Mary Katrantzou, Guo Pei, and Oscar de la Renta. Photographic exhibitions have featured the work of Albert Watson, Jonathan Becker, Bill Cunningham, and Omar Victor Diop. Exhibitions are accompanied by curated film series that complement programming. Past films include Pierre Cardin: Le Futur, The First Monday in May, Funny Face, The Leopard, and Ovation for Oscar, among others. For more information, visit scadfash.org.