Michelle Lanteri, interim director of the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University, will give a talk titled, “Collecting Visual Art in the United States, 1950-90,” at the Las Cruces Museum of Art at 3:30pm on Wednesday, March 22.
Lanteri is a contemporary art scholar and curator. She is also a regular contributor to First American Art Magazine and sits on several boards and committees, such as the Border Art Residency; Art in Public Places at the NMSU Hardman-Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center; NMSU Artworks!; and NMSU Department of Art Visiting Artists and Scholars selection group.
Lanteri has co-authored and garnered grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NMSU Southwest and Border Cultures Institute, and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. In Las Cruces, she has worked on exhibitions for the University Art Gallery and the University Museum at NMSU, as well as an exhibition of local artists for the Camino Tattoo + Fine Art gallery. In Greensboro, North Carolina, Lanteri co-produced sixteen exhibitions for the GreenHill Center for NC Art.
Lanteri earned her Master of Arts in Art with an Art History emphasis, Native American Studies graduate minor, and Museum Studies graduate certificate at New Mexico State University. She also holds two undergraduate degrees from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her areas of study were Art History + Museum Studies and Media Studies with a Spanish minor.
Admission to the City of Las Cruces Museums are free. The museums are located downtown and are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: museums.las-cruces.org.
If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.