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El Museo del Barrio names Margarita Aguilar director

El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
NEW YORK (AP) – El Museo del Barrio has named a new director. The museum says Margarita Aguilar will take up the position starting in September.

Aguilar worked as a curator at the Manhattan museum from 1998 to 2006 and is currently vice president and senior specialist in Latin American art at Christie’s. She succeeds Julian Zugazagoitia, who left to become the director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.

El Museo focuses on Latino, Caribbean and Latin American art.

Aguilar is of Cuban descent. She has received degrees from New York University and Hunter College, and is currently a doctoral student in art history.

El Museo says it has about 250,000 visitors annually.

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