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MAD Appoints New Director

After an extensive international search, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) announced the appointment of Jorge Daniel Veneciano as its next Nanette L. Laitman Director. Veneciano, who most recently served as the executive director of New York City's El Museo del Barrio, will start at MAD on October 3, 2016, kicking off the museum's 60th anniversary year. He succeeds Glenn Adamson, who stepped down in March 2016.

Prior to joining El Museo, Veneciano served as the director of the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska (2008–2013). An accomplished curator as well, Veneciano worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem (1994–1999) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (1991–1994).

Born in Villa María, Argentina, Veneciano holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University; an MFA in Art with a Critical Studies emphasis from California Institute of the Arts; and a BA in Philosophy and Political Theory with an emphasis in Intellectual History from the University of California, Los Angeles. A scholar of modern and contemporary art, he has taught at Columbia and Rhode Island School of Design.

| Posted 16 Sep 06

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