Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces E. Carmen Ramos as Curator for Latino Art

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WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian American Art Museum has appointed E. Carmen Ramos as its curator for Latino art. Ramos will be responsible for acquiring artworks for the museum’s permanent collection and producing a major exhibition and catalog based on the museum’s Latino holdings for fall 2013. She begins work on Oct. 12. “I am thrilled that E. Carmen Ramos is bringing her expertise and insights here to help us feature Latino artists who transform personal experiences and cultural heritage into vivid artworks,” said Elizabeth Broun, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. “These stories are culturally specific, but also American and universal.” Ramos is an independent curator whose most recent projects were “BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission by Paul Henry Ramirez”