American born and raised in Mexico, Roxana Velásquez is the current Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California. Prior to her appointment in 2010, she has served as director of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal), and the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City representing professional, civic, and cultural endeavors that elevated each institution to international recognition.
Ms. Velásquez is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Association of Art Museum Directors, the International Council of Museums, and the Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales de Museos. She has been distinguished by the King of Spain with the Cross of Isabel la Católica for outstanding cultural projects of Spanish art organized in Mexico. In addition, Roxana Velásquez is the recipient of numerous awards including “best art publication” for Guía del Museo Nacional de San Carlos from the Mexican government, and “best exhibition” for Masterworks from the San Carlos Museum from the Georgia Association of Museums.
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- Introduction and Setting the Stage
The 2012 Smith Leadership Symposium and its live, interactive webcast officially kicks off from the San Diego Museum of Art with introductions and an event overview.