Mark Castro, M.A. '10, Ph.D. '18, was appointed the first Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Artdaily.com profiled Castro in connection with the appointment.
From the article:
“Dr. Castro’s combination of experience in the museum setting, contributions to scholarship, and background in education distinctly position him to create thought-provoking and engaging experiences for our audiences, anchored by the outstanding Latin American art collection here at the DMA,” said Dr. Agustín Arteaga, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.
“I am exhilarated to join such a dynamic institution as the Dallas Museum of Art,” said Castro. “It has a long history of engagement with Latin American art, and this new position represents a deepening of that commitment. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at the DMA and to engaging with Dallas’s vibrant Latin American and Latinx communities.”
Prior to his appointment, Castro was part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (PMA) curatorial team for more than a decade. In addition to developing exhibitions on Spanish and European art, Castro served as consulting curator for Latin American Art at the PMA.
Apart from his museum experience, Castro has written on Latin American art in scholarly publications and exhibition catalogues. Castro has also presented his work at conferences and taught in adjunct positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph’s University, and Arcadia University.
Castro received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history of art at Bryn Mawr.