For the primary time in its 150-year history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has employed a full-time Native American curator: Patricia Marroquin Norby.
Dr. Norby — who’s of Purépecha heritage, an Indigenous inhabitants that primarily lives in Michoacán, Mexico — will assume the role of affiliate curator of Native American artwork on Monday. She most not too long ago served as senior govt and assistant director of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.
In an announcement, Max Hollein, the Met’s director, stated of Dr. Norby: “We look forward to supporting her scholarship and programmatic collaborations with colleagues across the Met as well as with Indigenous communities throughout the region and continent.”
Before coming to the National Museum of the American Indian, which is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Norby was the director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies on the Newberry, a analysis library in Chicago. She additionally labored as an assistant professor of American Indian research on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in American research, with a specialization in Native American artwork historical past and visible tradition.