Andrea R. Hanley | Navajo

Andrea Hanley joined the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in August of 2019 as Chief Curator.  Andrea worked more than nine years at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., as both Special Assistant to the Director and Exhibition Developer/Project Manager. Upon returning to Arizona, she was the Fine Arts Coordinator/Curator for the city of Tempe, Executive Director of ATATL, Inc., National Service Organization for Native American Arts, and then the founding manager of the Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum. More recently she was the Membership/Program Manager for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. She has over thirty years of professional experience working in the field of programming, curatorial and exhibition development and arts management, primarily focusing on American Indian art. She currently sits as a Commissioner on the Santa Fe Arts Commission. She is on the Board of Directors for local arts space Axle Contemporary.

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