El Museo del Barrio.

El Museo del Barrio Adds Six New Board Members

El Museo del Barrio in New York announced today that it has appointed six new members to its board of trustees: Juan Domingo Beckmann, CEO of Jose Cuervo; entrepreneur and film producer Moisés Cosio; Veronica G. Powell, cofounder of Zona Maco: Mexico Arte Contemporaneo; art historian Clarice Oliveira Tavares; philanthropist and collector Renata Paula; and Monica Vidal, managing partner at the investment firm A+Capital.

Director Patrick Charpenel, who began his tenure at the museum on September 18, said, “El Museo del Barrio is thrilled to welcome these extraordinary individuals to its evolving board of trustees. With their valuable input, care, and diverse perspectives, we are confident that El Museo will continue to grow in its exhibitions, programming, and influence in the Latin American and global arts communities.”

Charpenel was tapped to lead the institution in May, after Jorge Daniel Veneciano stepped down after serving two years as director. El Museo del Barrio was established as an arts space dedicated to Puerto Rican art in 1969, but it eventually expanded its mission to include Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures.