Tey Marianna Nunn

Tey Marianna Nunn

Areas of Expertise: 

Arts - Hispanic, Latino, and Latin American art and artists. New Mexican Hispanic artists, identity and representation. Latinos and museums. Women artists.

Cultural Preservation - Hispanic and Latino culture, communities and art making. History of Latino museums.

Tey Marianna Nunn, PhD, is currently the Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Previously, she spent nine years as the Curator of Contemporary Hispano and Latino collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. She received her PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico where her research focused on Spanish Colonial, Contemporary Latin American, and Chicana/o and Latina/o art history and history. She is the author of Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era (University of New Mexico Press, 2001). Dr. Nunn has curated a number of acclaimed exhibits. She is active in issues concerning Latinos and museums and has been elected twice to the Board of Trustees for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). She also serves as a trustee on the boards of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and Rancho de la Golondrinas. A recipient of numerous research fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and the Bogliasco Foundation, she was awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the Women’s Caucus for the Arts of the College Art Association. In 2001, Dr. Nunn was voted “Santa Fe Arts Person and Woman of the Year.”