The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced the appointment of Deborah Roldán as assistant director of exhibitions, a newly created position for the MFAH.
In her new post, Roldán will oversee both exhibition planning and affiliations with other institutions as well as manage related publications and programming. “With the ambitious plans ahead for the MFAH, including major loan exhibitions of masterworks from the Prado, the ‘Picasso Black and White’ exhibition with the Guggenheim and more still in the planning stages, Deborah’s role will be critical to assuring the continued success of the museum’s initiatives, ” said Gary Tinterow, the museum’s director, in a press statement.
Roldán previously worked as a research associate at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in the European Painting department (1999-2003). There, she was co-curator, alongside Tinterow, of “Manet/Velazquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting,” in 2002. The following year, Roldán relocated to Madrid, where she served as a consultant at the Museo Nacional del Prado (2005-2006) and curator and exhibition coordinator at the Fundacion Juan March (2006-2012).
Roldán will make the move from Madrid to Houston Oct. 8.