Rebecca Elizabeth Chacon Gomez has been working with museums, galleries, and fine art collections since 2006.  She specializes in grant writing, academic research, cataloging art, preparing exhibitions, managing staff, and planning community outreach with programs and events.  She earned her M.A. in Art History and Criticism from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2011), focusing on Latin American and U.S. Latinx Art.  Rebecca's thesis is about “The History, Collection, and Display of Chicano/a Art in San Antonio” and her written work appears in peer-reviewed publications, including Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (UNAM) and Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas (University of New Mexico). 

Rebecca is currently Administrative Director of the Juntos Art Association and works independently as a Fine Art Consultant.  She served as the Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs for the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas from August 2014 – December 2019.  While there, she served as the project director or curated over 60 exhibitions.  She presented a paper on Emerging Latinx Artist Collectives: Navigating Art Spaces and Coping with Austin's Gentrification for Latino Art Now Conference: Sightlines and Timeframes (2019) and Proyecto Changarrito for the Inter-University Program for Latino Research Conference: the Mapping of Latino Research (2017).  She has served as a juror for the Bedford Gallery's World of Frida exhibition (2018), both the EAST & WEST Austin Studio Tours (2017), and an advisor to the City of Austin's Tempo 2D Art in Public Places panel. 

 

Previously, Rebecca worked at the UTSA Art Collection (2009 – 2012) and curated an exhibition, Art of Devotion: 18th and 19th Century Mexican Religious Folk Art, for the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (2007).

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