Placed Leaders

Mark Castro

Director of Curatorial Affairs

Chrysler Museum of Art

We partnered with the Chrysler Museum of Art on the search for a Director of Curatorial Affairs. The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America.

The search resulted in the recruitment of Mark Castro to the role.

In this role, he will help to shape the institution’s overall artistic program, aligning it with the Museum’s strategic priorities and mission. Working collaboratively across the Museum as both a manager and curator, Castro will creatively utilize the Chrysler’s collections and exhibitions to engage, educate, and expand visitor participation, with the objective of enlivening the institution’s offering and enhancing its reputation locally, nationally, and internationally.

Castro brings to the Chrysler Museum more than 18 years of dynamic curatorial experience with an emphasis in Latin American Art. Most recently, Castro was the Inaugural Jorge Baldor Curator of Latin American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, where he curated a diverse array exhibitions, including Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art (2019), Frida Kahlo: Five Works (2021), Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico (2021), and Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form (2022). Castro previously held positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he was involved in numerous exhibitions, including co-curating the internationally acclaimed Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 (2016).

Castro holds a BA in Archaeology and Studio Art from Hamilton College. He earned a an MA and a PhD in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. In 2022 he was a fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.