Director and CEO
Richard Aste was appointed as the McNay Art Museum’s third director by the Museum’s Board of Trustees on August, 2, 2016. Aste is also the museum’s first Hispanic director, he is a third generation South American with roots in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. He was born in Lima, and spent his formative years in Miami. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His plans to become a psychologist changed when he discovered and cemented his love for the visual arts; he then pursued an M.A. in the History of Art from Hunter College in New York, where he co-curated his first exhibition, Giulio Romano: Master Designer.