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Tomas Ybarra-Frausto

former associate director, creativity and culture, Rockefeller Foundation

Tomas Ybarra-Frausto was formerly the Associate Director for Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. At the Foundation, he developed the Fidecomiso Para La Cultura Mexico-Estados Unidos (The US Mexico Fund for Culture), a bi-national initiative that supported individual artists, humanities scholars and institutions creating new paradigms for mutual understanding, cooperation and reciprocal knowledge-sharing between the two countries. He served as Chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Council, and has written and published extensively on Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. In 1998, Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was awarded the Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution.