History of Art and Architecture

Marina Tyquiengco Appointed First Curator of Native American Art at MFA

For the first time in its 150-year history, the Museum of Fine Arts has hired an assistant curator of Native American Art, a newly created position within the museum’s Art of the Americas department.
Marina Tyquiengco (PhD 2021), a scholar who specializes in Native American and Aboriginal Australian art, has been appointed to the new position, known formally as the Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of Native American Art.

In her new role, Tyquiengco, who currently is a curatorial assistant in the museum’s department of contemporary art, will work to interpret and exhibit the MFA’s Native American collection, which dates to the museum’s founding in 1870 and comprises more than 800 objects, including everything from ancient ceramics from the Mississippian Mound Builders to a collection of 20th-century Inuit prints and sculptures. She will also work to build relationships with Indigenous communities as part of the museum’s ongoing effort to become more accessible and welcoming to historically marginalized groups. Read more at Boston Globe.