Mary Schneider Enríquez

Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums; US

Dr. Mary Schneider Enriquez is the Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums, where she teaches, curates exhibitions and oversees the international collection of art dating from 1900 to the present, including paintings, sculptures, videos and works on paper. Her scholarly interests focus on 20th-21st century global art with special emphasis on art from Latin America, art and politics, sculpture and installation and the work of Mark Rothko. Her recent exhibition, Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art focused on immigration through the lens of international contemporary artists and was listed as one of the top ten exhibitions of 2019 by The Boston Globe. In 2018 she organized the exhibition Fernando Bryce: The Book of Needs and co-curated Nam June Paik: Screen the same year. In 2016-17, she curated the Harvard Art Museums exhibition Doris Salcedo: the Materiality of Mourning and wrote the accompanying catalogue published by Yale University Press. Previously, she curated the 2014-15 exhibition Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals and directed the commission and installation of the sculpture by artist Carlos Amorales for the museums central courtyard. She is a founding Advisory Board Member of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard where she has served since 1995. She has served as a trustee and former Vice President of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston since 1999. Over twenty years she served as a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Americas Society and was a Visiting Committee member of the Gillette Women’s Cancer Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Mary has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues and has written extensively on contemporary art for ARTnews and Art Nexus magazines among other publications.

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