Dr. Patricia Marroquin-Norby
Associate Curator of Native American Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, NY

Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) is an accomplished scholar who has worked her entire professional life to integrate Native American artists and scholars into mainstream venues. With over thirty years of experience working in the Native American and Indigenous art fields, she is a gifted public speaker, writer, and scholar. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about Native art history and has lived and worked most of her life in urban settings, where she has worked to bridge American Indian artistic experiences and expressions to museum-going communities at major institutions including The Met, The Newberry Library, The Field Museum as a trustee, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Her desire to challenge commonly held ideas about Native peoples and art brought her work to the attention of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was recently appointed to the role of Associate Curator of Native American Art. She is the first Indigenous person to assume this role in the museum’s history. In addition to her work in museums, she is a trained fine artist.


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