Museums in the 21st Century: Dr. Victoria Ramirez, Executive Director of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

February 22, 2022 11:00AM
LUAG Main Gallery

What does it mean to reimagine a museum in the 21st century?  Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Victoria Ramirez, Executive Director of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, who is leading change at her institution, including a new building, a new name and brand, and new types of guest experience.  Get a sneak preview of the dynamic new facilities, designed by Studio Gang Architects and landscaping by SCAPE, and discuss how this new, revitalized institution will make a positive impact in its community.

Dr. Victoria Ramirez began her tenure with the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) in 2019, and is leading the institution’s next chapter of transformation and the opening of the new building in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. Dr. Ramirez has over 25 years of experience, serving as Director of the El Paso Museum of Art and the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Prior, she worked in art museum education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, finding joy in teaching children and adults art history and appreciation.  Dr. Ramirez is leading the reshaping of AMFA to expand exhibitions and programming to reach new audiences while honoring the legacy of more than 85 years of celebrating the visual and performing arts.

Museums in the 21st Century Speaker Series

Join us for a new speaker series that will examine and analyze the role of museums as places of possibility. Hear from a variety of museum professionals about how they are revisioning museums to expand their role from simply caretakers of collections to offering a broad spectrum of programs, services and opportunities to support, engage and enhance the community.