We are delighted to welcome Alexandra Munroe to Edinburgh on the 26th of September. Alexandra will be presenting ‘Mystics and Zen Masters: Asia and the American Avant-Garde’ at the National Museums Scotland.
A limited amount of complimentary tickets are available for members & partners of the Asia Scotland Institute.
Alexandra Munroe, Ph.D., is Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, and Senior Advisor, Global Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. A pioneering authority on modern and contemporary Asian art and transnational art studies, she has led the Guggenheim’s Asian Art Initiative since its founding in 2006 while also working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum Project and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.
Raised in Japan, Munroe is former vice president of Japan Society, New York, and former director of its museum. She holds a BA from Sophia University, Tokyo, an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a Ph.D. in history from New York University, where her research was in modern East Asian intellectual history. She serves on the advisory boards of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; LEAP, Beijing; Jnanapravaha Mumbai; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; and UCCA, Beijing. She is a trustee of the Aspen Music Festival and School; the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and the United States-Japan Foundation; and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York.