“It’s truly an honor to contribute to the vision and mission of the Parrish—
an institution I have admired for some time.”


Dear Friends of the Parrish,

We are delighted to announce Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as the next director of the Parrish Art Museum, effective July 8, 2022. A former assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Mónica comes to us from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum of Michigan State University where she was Executive Director. Mónica joins the Parrish at an exciting moment, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary in Water Mill and approach our 125th anniversary as a leading arts institution on the East End.

“I am delighted to join the talented staff and board at the Museum and to be a part of this multi-faceted community,” said Mónica. “It’s truly an honor to contribute to the vision and mission of the Parrish—an institution I have admired for some time.”

With proven leadership experience in strategic planning, curatorial strategy, and comprehensive community engagement, Mónica is completely aligned with the Parrish and our many communities in terms of her passion, experience, and vision. In addition to leading the MSU Broad Art Museum she was Director of the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, where she created and implemented a multi-year strategic plan focused on serving diverse communities, accessibility, and institutional relevance. Mónica has held senior positions at leading arts organizations including the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and the Guggenheim. Throughout her career, she has curated a wide range of critically acclaimed exhibitions and is the author of many publications on art and architecture.

A frequent juror and panelist, Mónica served on the US Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions (Venice Biennale), Washington, DC, the organization that selected Simone Leigh, first Black woman to represent the US and winner of the Venice Biennale Golden Lion. A native of Mexico, Mónica earned a Master of Architecture and Ph.D. in Theory and History of Architecture from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, ETSAB, Barcelona, Spain; plus a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Ibero Americana, Mexico City, Mexico.

Please join the board and staff in welcoming Mónica to the Parrish community!


Parrish Board Co-Chairs Alexandra Stanton and Frederic M. Seegal, and
Co-Presidents Sean Cohan and Timothy G. Davis




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Water Mill, NY 11976
Phone: 631-283-2118
Fax: 631-283-7006


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Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.

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