After a nationwide search, the Albuquerque Museum has a new director. Mr. Andrew Connors, previously Curator of Art, has been selected to lead the Albuquerque Museum forward.
Compared to the other finalists, it was Connors’ extensive experience nationally that made him the clear choice. A Southwest native, Connors studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University. Previously he served as Senior Curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque and as Associate Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He has curated dozens of exhibitions primarily in the areas of United States Latino Art, Colonial Art from Puerto Rico, contemporary art, and street art. As a lecturer, guest teacher, or consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations including the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Chicano Studies Department at the University of California Los Angeles, and the Royal Government of Bhutan.