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Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn

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Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, a native Nuevomexicana, is the Curator of Contemporary Hispano and Latino collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Studies (with a focus on art history and history) from the University of New Mexico.  She is the author of Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era (University of New Mexico Press, 2001). Sin Nombre has just been awarded the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award for “significant contribution to history” by the Historical Society of New Mexico. Nunn has curated numerous exhibitions the most recent of which is “Flor y Canto: Reflections from Nuevo México.”   She lectures widely on various aspects of contemporary and traditional Hispano and Latino art and cultural identity.  Her latest article, “Goldie Garcia: La reina de rasquache and South Broadway” is included in the new award-winning book, Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change, edited by Norma Cantú and Olga Najera-Ramírez (University of Illinois Press, 2002). 

Nunn was voted Santa Fe Arts Person and Woman of the Year in 2001.

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