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Alexandra Munroe is Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and has led the museum’s Asian Art Initiative since 2006. She sets the direction for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Asian art exhibitions, acquisitions, and programs throughout its global network.
Before joining the Guggenheim in 2006, Munroe was Vice President of Arts and Culture, Japan Society, an American organization dedicated to cultural and policy exchange between Japan and the United States, and was director of its museum. She led the society’s expansion of contemporary arts programming through such exhibitions as Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subcultures (2005) curated by Takashi Murakami, and organized the society’s first inter-Asia exhibition, Transmitting the Forms of Divinity: Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan, which The New York Timesselected as #1 Best Show of 2003.