Dr. Monica Ramirez-Montagut is a member, by Presidential appointment, of the Board of the National Museum and Libraries, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. International Council for Museums (ICOM) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AMMD). She joined the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, as Executive Director in June, 2022.
Dr. Ramirez-Montagut’s previous positions include: Executive Director of Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in East Lansing; Executive Director at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana; Senior Curator for the San Jose Museum of Art in Silicon Valley, California; Curator at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut; and Assistant Curator at Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Throughout her extensive career, Dr. Ramirez-Montagut’s approach to art has been recognized for being both publicly engaged and socially conscious. An example is her 2019 groundbreaking exhibition Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of America, featuring the stories of 30 formerly incarcerated women of Louisiana. Dr. Ramirez-Montagut received an architecture degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and masters and Ph.D. in theory and history of architecture from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. She serves extensively in juries and was one of the panelists of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs—the entity that selected artist Simone Leigh to represent the US in the 59th Venice Biennale where Leigh received the Golden Lion award.