“I am honored to have been selected to serve as the next Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art,” said Arteaga in a press statement. “The DMA is a leader in the museum field for the ways it has galvanized community engagement in the arts.
Arteaga brings an impressive amount of directing experience to his new position in Dallas. He is currently the director of the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City, one of the largest cultural institutions in the country. Prior to his appointment there in 2013, Arteaga worked for nine years as the Executive Director and CEO of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico.
Before that, he was the Founding Director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires Fundacion in Argentina. In the mid-to-late 90s, he served concurrently as both the director of the Museo del Palacio de Belles Artes and as National Director of Visual Arts at the Institute Nacional de Bellas Artes. Finally, from 1991 to 1994, he served as deputy director and curator of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City.
Other than his experience leading major institutions, Dr. Arteaga has a strong curatorial background. Over the course of his career, he has organized over 100 exhibitions, including major shows of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Diego Rivera.
The Dallas Museum’s former director, Maxwell L. Anderson, left the institution last year. In June, Maxwell was named the president of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta.
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