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Aimé Iglesias Lukin. Photo: Americas Society.
Aimé Iglesias Lukin. Photo: Americas Society.

Aimé Iglesias Lukin Named Director and Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Americas Society

Aimé Iglesias Lukin has been appointed the new director and chief curator of visual arts at the Americas Society, the New York–based organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the political, social, cultural, and economic issues confronting the Americas. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Iglesias Lukin is an art historian and curator who has lived in New York since 2011. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Rutgers University and is specializing in modern and contemporary Latin American art.

Previously, Iglesias Lukin held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Institute for Studies in Latin American Art, and the Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires. She has received grants for her research from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Terra and Mellon Foundations, and won the Peter C. Marzio Award for outstanding research in twentieth-century Latin American and Latino art from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. She will take up her new post in October.

“We are thrilled that Aimé will join us at the Americas Society,” said Americas Society/Council of the Americas president and CEO Susan Segal. “We believe that the sum of her rich experience, commitment to excellence, as well as her enormous enthusiasm is the perfect combination as we commence this new chapter in our Visual Arts Program. Under her leadership, we will not only continue to play our historic role of showcasing art from across the hemisphere at our unique space at 680 Park Ave, but also expand our audiences by engaging more people in our mission.”