Art Museum of the Americas
Pablo Zúñiga is the director of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States (OAS). Previously, he was director of the Department for Strategic Initiatives and Public Diplomacy in the OAS Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs, representative of OAS in Peru, director of the Department of State Modernization and Governance, deputy director of the Department for Effective Public Management, senior specialist in the Office and Unit for the Promotion of Democracy, coordinator at OAS Headquarters of the International Civilian Mission in Haiti, and lawyer in the Department for General Legal Affairs. Zúñiga taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Trinity University in Washington, D.C. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Maryland, a JD from the University of Baltimore, a doctor honoris causa from the Universidad de las Americas and an honorary post doctorate from the Universidad Alas Peruanas, Lima, Peru for his work in civic education.
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas is the oldest museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in the United States. It is part of the Organization of American States (OAS), an international public organization whose aim is to promote democracy, peace, justice, and solidarity among its 35 member countries.
AMA’s origins date back to the Visual Arts Unit of the OAS, and in the mid-20th century grew as an early catalyst of the parameters of modern art in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today the collection has more than two thousand works complementing and documenting this regional focus.
Much of the importance of this art collection is in its specialization on works that proved instrumental in launching, particularly in the United States, of the careers of many who are now regarded as masters of mid-century Latin American and Caribbean art.
Tuesday, May 21
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM