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Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post

Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post

Lourdes Ramos, who for the past dozen years has led the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan as executive director and chief curator, has been named the new president and chief executive of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. She will be the first Latina to hold the post.

“We were looking for someone with the academic qualifications that Lourdes has, that could give us curatorial direction,” says Robert Braun, co-chair of the museum’s board of directors. “That’s very important. We’d like to see the museum become a thought leader in the field of Latin American,...

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