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Meet Natalia Ángeles Vieyra, the First Curator of Latine Art at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art has appointed its first curator of Latine art. Natalia Ángeles Vieyra is set to join the museum as associate curator of Latine art. She will begin the position on June 30th.

Vieyra is a curator and an art historian, with a long and impressive resume and an expertise in modern and contemporary Puerto Rican art. Her dissertation focused on Puerto Rican artist Francisco Oller within the larger context of the Americas. She has worked as the associate curator of American art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, where she spearheaded the acquisition of many works by Latine and Latin American artists. 

Before that, as the Maher Curatorial Fellow of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, Vieyra developed curatorial and educational programs that brought the work of important artists closer to Latine audiences, and contributed to and curated exhibitions, installations, and rotations.

“I am incredibly honored to join the National Gallery of Art at this pivotal moment in its history. I am excited to connect with and inspire Latinx communities through art, and to champion Latinx artists on the national stage,” Vieyra said.

E. Carmen Ramos, chief curatorial and conservation officer, said of Vieyra: “This is an exciting moment for the National Gallery of Art, as we inaugurate a new position that will increase visibility and scholarship of Latinx art and help us better serve our national community,” adding some specificity to what Vieyra is set to do by saying. “As a scholar of Latinx art myself, I look forward to supporting Natalia as she helps expand our collections and develops projects that illuminate the ideas and practices of Latinx artists and what they say about art and our world today.”

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