Roski Talks: Pilar Tompkins Rivas


Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum

Lecture: Expanding the 3% Museum Leadership and U.S, Demographics

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Free and open to all

​Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S Flower Street at 30th
Los Angeles 90007

Pilar Tompkins Rivas is the director of the Vincent Price Art Museum at Los Angeles East College.  Tompkins Rivas was the former coordinator of curatorial initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, co-directing the institution’s UCLA/LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative and the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program in addition to co-curating forthcoming exhibitions in partnership with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Specializing in U.S. Latino and Latin American Contemporary Art, she has been an arts professional since 2002 and has organized dozens of exhibitions throughout the US, Colombia, Egypt, France, and Mexico.

Tompkins Rivas has also worked as curator and director of artist-in-residence programs at 18th Street Arts Center, the arts project coordinator at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, curator of the Claremont Museum of Art, and as director of the Latin American branch of the Artist Pension Trust.