Tey Marianna Nunn

Tey Marianna Nunn

Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn is the Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum and Visual Arts Program at the NHCC. She has extensive experience in Latin American Studies, including Spanish Colonial, Contemporary Latin American, and Chicana/o and Latina/o history and art history. Nunn actively works as an advocate for artists, especially in issues concerning Latinos and museums. She has served as a two-term trustee on the boards of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), and the Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum​. A recipient of numerous research fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and the Bogliasco Foundation, Nunn was voted “Santa Fe Arts Person and Woman of the Year” in 2001. She was awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the Women’s Caucus for the Arts of the College Art Association, and in 2014 she was honored by Los Amigos de Arte Popular with the Van Deren Coke award for outstanding contributions to expanding the knowledge of Mexican and Latin American folk art.  In November 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Nunn to the National Museum and Library Services Board.​