Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut has been the director of the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans since August 2014. Under her tenure there the museum has focused on highlighting the work of women and underrepresented communities. She received her B.A. in Architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Previous positions include Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose/Silicon Valley, California; Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Assistant Curator of architecture and design at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, where she worked on groundbreaking exhibitions such as "Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe", "Zaha Hadid", and "Restoring a Masterpiece: Frank Lloyd Wright‘s Guggenheim Museum"; Curator of Collections and Public Programs at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a facility housed in Frank Lloyd Wright’s idiosyncratic tower and now a World Heritage Site; Director of Community Outreach of the Queens Theatre in the Park in New York City, a premier performing arts venue that serves the most ethnically diverse county in the nation; and as Project Coordinator for the Mexico Now Festival, New York City’s first—and only—annual festival of contemporary Mexican art and culture. Some of her publications include "KAWS" (Rizzoli, 2010) and "Erik Parker, Colorful Resistance" (Rizzoli, 2012).
Tuesday, May 21
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 21
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM