New Director for Tulane’s Newcomb Art Gallery

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Frist Museum of Art: Mary Sibande on view through January 2

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut is the new executive director of the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University in New Orleans.

With a BA in architecture from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an MA and PhD in architecture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, she was most recently the associate director and senior curator at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose, California.

Ramírez-Montagut previously served as senior curator at the San Jose Museum of Art; a curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut; assistant curator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York; and curator of collections and public programs at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma;

The Newcomb today opens an exhibition of works by Chakaia Booker [through October 2] and will serve as a venue for the Prospect.3 biennial, showing works by  Hew Locke, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Ebony Patterson and Andrea Fraser [October 25, 2014-January 25, 2015].

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