Parrish Art Museum appoints new director

It’s official. The Parrish Art Museum has a new director.

On June 8, Parrish Board of Trustees Co-Chairs Alexandra Stanton and Frederic M. Seegal and Co-Chairs Sean Cohan and Timothy G. Davis announced that Mónica Ramírez-Montagut has been named the next Director of the Parrish Art Museum, at from July 8.

A former assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Ramírez-Montagut comes to this post after serving as executive director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She joins the museum as it celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Water Mill and approaches its 125th anniversary as a leading arts institution in the East End.

“I am thrilled to join the Museum’s talented staff and Board of Trustees and be part of this multi-faceted community,” said Ramírez-Montagut. “It is truly an honor to contribute to the vision and mission of The Parrish, an institution that I have admired for some time. »

According to Parrish’s board, Ramírez-Montagut comes to the position with proven leadership experience in strategic planning, conservation strategy and overall community engagement.

“Mónica is completely aligned with the Parrishes and our many communities in terms of passion, experience and vision,” the board said in a statement. “In addition to directing the MSU Broad Art Museum, she served as director of the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, where she created and implemented a multi-year strategic plan focused on service to diverse communities, accessibility and institutional relevance. Mónica has held leadership positions in prominent arts organizations, including the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; and the Guggenheim. Throughout her career she has curated a wide range of critically acclaimed exhibitions and authored numerous publications on art and architecture.

A frequent juror and panelist, Ramírez-Montagut served on the US Federal Advisory Committee on International Expositions (Venice Biennale), Washington, DC, the organization that selected Simone Leigh, the first black woman to represent the United States. and winner of the Venice Biennale. Golden Lion. Originally from Mexico, Ramírez-Montagut earned a master’s degree in architecture and a doctorate. in Theory and History of Architecture from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ETSAB, Barcelona, ​​Spain, plus a BA in Architecture from the Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico City, Mexico.

Mildred D. Field