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Our America : the Latino presence in American art
Author Biography

E. Carmen Ramos joined the Smithsonian American Art Museum staff as curator of Latino art in October 2010. Ramos is responsible for acquiring artworks for the museum’s permanent collection and producing a major exhibition and catalog based on the museum’s Latino holdings. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Latino, Latin American, and African American art.

Ramos is organizing Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, which opens at the museum Oct. 25, 2013. Previous projects include BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission by Paul Henry Ramirez(2010), a site-specific exhibition at The Newark Museum and Cut, Build and Weld: Process in Works by Chakaia Booker(2010) at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit. She co-curated the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007 and also has organized exhibitions about Mexican popular arts (2007) and works by artists Franco Mondini-Ruiz (2007) and Freddy Rodríguez (2005). Before joining the museum’s staff, Ramos was the curator of exhibitions for the Arts Council of Princeton at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and assistant curator for cultural engagement at The Newark Museum.
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