Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez is the Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA) at MFAH. Before coming to Houston, she was curator of Latin American Art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was also adjunct lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History. Ramírez has also served as Director of the Museo de Antropología, Historia y Arte de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, at the Río Piedras campus. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago in 1989. Ramírez has curated numerous critically praised exhibitions of Latin American art. She is also Chief Editor for the Yale University Press book series Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art. In 2005, Ramírez was the recipient of the Award for Curatorial Excellence granted by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. That same year, TIME magazine named her one of “The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.” In 1997 she received the Peter Norton Family Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence.
(Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2013, Fall 2013)
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.
If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced
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