Mónica Ramírez-Montagut is a devotee of museums. “I love visiting any kind of museum, anywhere.” Born in Mexico City, Mónica joined the MSU Broad team in 2020 after having served as director at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Throughout her extensive career, her approach to art is known for being both publicly engaged and socially conscious. Mónica received her Ph.D. in theory and history of architecture from Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. A trained architect, she co-curated the 2006 Zaha Hadid retrospective at the Guggenhiem Museum in NYC and then made the professional shift to work with contemporary artists. In 2020, Mónica joined the Board of Trustees of the U.S. International Council for Museums (ICOM), the Association of Art Museum Directors (AMMD), and was one of the panelists of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that selected artist Simone Leigh to represent the US in the 2022 Venice Biennale.