Julie Mehretu ’92

Julie MehretuThe San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced the appointment of Julie Mehretu to its board as an artist trustee. Mehretu joins artists Rosana Castrillo Díaz and Jeff Wall as artist trustees serving three-year terms. In 2017, Mehretu’s monumental commission “HOWL, eon (I, II)” went on display in the museum’s Haas Atrium. As a trustee, she will represent the artist community and provide counsel to the board from the artist’s perspective. A native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mehretu holds a bachelor’s of art from Kalamazoo College and received a master’s of fine art in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. Mehretu has participated in numerous international exhibitions and received the U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.

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