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Newcomer from Newcomb

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut

Newcomer from Newcomb

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut named new Broad Art Museum Director.

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut was recently appointed director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (MSU Broad). Ramírez-Montagut formerly served as the director of the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans. She assumed her new role at the MSU Broad on July 1, 2020.

Ramírez-Montagut brings nearly 20 years of arts and culture experience to the MSU Broad, in addition to her background as a trained architect. Throughout her extensive career, her approach to art is known for being both publicly engaged and socially conscious.

“I am elated to welcome Mónica to our Spartan community. Her wealth of experience in arts and culture will be a driving force in furthering the mission of the museum to be both a teaching institution and cultural hub for our community,” said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D.

“I am confident she will bring a fresh perspective to MSU and a renewed energy to the museum, our university and Michigan’s arts community.”

Ramírez-Montagut led a dynamic rebrand of the Newcomb Art Museum, developing an exhibition program focused on issues relevant to the community, and made the museum a popular gathering place for students and locals alike. Under her leadership, the Newcomb Art Museum presented numerous exhibitions, including Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana. That exhibition was developed in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, community organizations, stakeholders, and those directly impacted by the prison system and is currently on view at the Ford Foundation for Social Justice in New York. “Mónica has made the Newcomb Museum a destination, transforming it into an integral part of the city of New Orleans as well as a driver of curricular innovation at Tulane,” said Judith Stoddart, associate provost for university collec-tions and arts initiatives.

Hear from Monica in this podcast episode of MSU Today with Russ White


Contributing Writer(s): Morgan Butts

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