Curator of Exhibitions
Senior Museum Associate
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Community Arts International (CAI)
David J. de la Torre, museum director, curator and educator, received his professional training at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University (JKFU), a B.A. in Political Science from the University of San Francisco (USF) and is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute for Museum Management (MMI). Currently, he is Curator of Exhibitions, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco; Consultant and Senior Museum Associate, Community Arts International (CAI); and serves on the Board of Directors of the US National Committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM-US); Board Member, Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (OAS); and, Board Member, Accion Latina, San Francisco, California.
He formerly served as Executive Director of The Mexican Museum (1984-1989, 2012-2015) as well as Director of Programs & Chief Curator, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles (2009-2011); Executive Director, Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii (2006-2009); Director, Art in Public Places and the Hawaii State Art Museum, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (2004-2006); Associate Director, Honolulu Academy of Arts (1991-2003), and Director of Development, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara (1979-1984). From 1977-79, he was an intern and curatorial assistant at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum.
De la Torre has long held interests in contemporary American and Latin American art, international folk art, as well Asian and Pacific Island art and culture.
Monday, May 20
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM