The arts as a vehicle for critical conversations
Building bridges across difference
Representing under-represented women
About the Speaker
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
In July 2020, Dr. Mónica Ramírez-Montagut was appointed director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University after having served as director at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans, since 2014. Previous to Newcomb, Dr. Montagut held curatorial positions at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, and The San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley, California. Under her tenure at Newcomb, she presented innovative projects and socially engaged exhibitions addressing mass incarceration and environmental justice such as "Per(Sister):Incarcerated Women of Louisiana," and "The American Dream Denied: The Residents of Gordon Plaza." At the MSU Broad, Dr. Ramírez-Montagut is leading interdisciplinary teams to address food injustice/food sovereignty and climate change through the arts with the upcoming 2024 exhibitions "Nourishing Justice" and "Climate Change."
Dr. Ramírez-Montagut received her BA in Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and her Masters and PhD in Architecture from Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelone, Spain.