Alexandra Munroe Named First Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim

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NEW YORK, NY.- Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, announced that Samsung will fund the position of Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art. Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim since 2006, will be the first to hold this title. “Samsung’s generous support will help the Guggenheim further develop its leading role in defining the significance of Asian art in today’s global curatorial establishment,” said Mr. Armstrong. “Our goals—to deepen scholarship and widen appreciation for Asian art within the context of international modernism and contemporary practice—resonate with Samsung’s dedication to advance significant art and culture as a beacon of our global age.” “Leeum has always supported, researched and exhibited not only Korean and Asian art but also creative works from the West and around the world,” s