Director, Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth; AAMG Secretary
With an academic background as an art historian, Anja Chávez holds MA and PhD degrees from the University of Bonn, Germany, and attended the École Normale Supérieure and the Universite de Paris Sorbonne (Paris IV). Chávez brings decades of museum experience in major international museums (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Lenbachhaus, Munich; MFA, Boston) and liberal arts colleges and universities. In academic museums, she has consistently involved students and faculty from multiple disciplines in the work of Western and non-Western artists. A recipient of international residencies, she worked with major artists of our times (Xu Bing, Steve McQueen, Lawrence Weiner), produced high profile, innovative scholarly exhibitions, received several AICA awards, and created partnerships across institutions and communities, at regional, national, and international levels. Chávez serves as an AAM peer reviewer. A member of professional organizations (AAM, AAMG, ArtTable, ICOM, NESCAMA), she is part of AAMG’s Board of Directors (Secretary), and Rotarian.