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David Rubin, Contemporary Art Curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art Resigns

David Rubin, The Brown Foundation Curator of Contemporary Art has resigned from his position at the San Antonio Museum of Art, effective immediately.

“David has contributed so much to this museum, he goes with our great gratitude,” said Katie Luber, the Kelso Director at the museum. “We wish him well in all of his future endeavors and we look forward to seeing what he does next within the field of contemporary art.”

Rubin was the contemporary curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art for eight years and organized numerous shows including Artists of SAMOMA from the SAMA Collection, San Antonio Collects: Contemporary, Adad Hannah: Intimate Encounters and Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s. The latter exhibition was accompanied by a comprehensive best-selling book, co-published by the San Antonio Museum of Art and MIT Press. David also expanded the permanent collection of the Museum during his time as curator.

David has been an active figure in the contemporary arts field for over thirty-five years. Prior to working the San Antonio Museum of Art Rubin was the Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans from 2000-2006. He has also held positions at the Phoenix Art Museum, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (now MOCA Cleveland), Freedman Gallery, Albright College, San Francisco Art Institute, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, and Scripps College. He holds an M.A. in Art History from Harvard University.

The San Antonio Museum of Art will conduct a search for a new curator in the coming months.


The San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in the historic Lone Star Brewery on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk. The collection contains more than 25,000 works representing 5,000 years of history and cultures from around the world.