Alexandra Munroe

United States
Lives and works in New York, United States


Alexandra Munroe, PhD, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a pioneering authority on modern and contemporary Asian art and transnational art studies, she has led the Guggenheim's Asian art program since its founding in 2006 while also working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. She convenes the museum’s biannual Asian Art Council, a curatorial think tank, and directs The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation initiative in contemporary Chinese art.

Munroe has organized many award-winning and critically acclaimed exhibitions that have promoted international scholarship and recognition on modern and contemporary Asian art. Her exhibitions and scholarly catalogues have received top awards and recognition from the Association of American Art Museums, International Art Critics Association, Association of American Museum Curators, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), and China Art Powers.

Raised in Japan, Munroe was former Vice President of Japan Society, New York, and former director of its museum. She holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a Ph.D. in History from New York University. She serves on the advisory boards of Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; and UCCA, Beijing., and is a trustee of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and the US-Japan Foundation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.




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