Big news: the Dallas Museum of Art has hired Agustín Arteaga to be its new director, taking the place of Maxwell L. Anderson, who stepped down last fall to become director of grant programs of the New Cities Foundation.
Arteaga comes to the DMA from the Museo Nacional de Arte in Mexico City, where he has been director and CEO since 2013. Before that, he was director of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico and founding director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires in Argentina, holding the latter position from 2000 to 2002.
“The DMA is a leader in the museum field for the ways it has galvanized community engagement in the arts,” Arteaga said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the museum’s board of trustees, who recognize the critical role that the DMA plays locally, nationally, and internationally, and with the museum’s dedicated staff and patrons to continue the legacy of my predecessors.”
Arteaga will begin his new job in September, at which point the museum’s interim director, Walter Elcock, will step down, rejoining the board of trustees.