A photograph of Carmen Ramos by Ross Whitaker

E. Carmen Ramos

Former Curator of Latinx Art

E. Carmen Ramos was the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s curator of Latinx art from 2010-2021. She dramatically expanded the museum’s extensive collection of Latinx art with an eye toward capturing the broad aesthetic and regional range of the field. Her research interests include modern and contemporary Latinx, Latin American and African American art. She organized ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (2020), Tamayo: The New York Years (2017) and Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art (2013).



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