Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Director

Weisman Art Museum

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Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez brings new diversity and an international perspective to the Weisman, on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota. A native of Mexico City, she is the first person of color to lead the museum. Once the executive director of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, she clearly believes in the power of art—she and her team kept that museum open even in the wake of Hurricane Maria. “I was drawn to the Weisman Art Museum by the resources of an academic environment,” says Peña-Gutiérrez, “which, combined with the social transformation taking place in the Twin Cities, can bring endless possibilities of engagement with diverse communities.”