Al Miner is the Founding Director/Chief Curator of the Georgetown University Art Galleries where he is also Associate Professor of the Practice in Museum Studies).  Miner oversaw the final construction of the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, establishing the vision, policies, and program for the University’s flagship exhibition space that opened in August 2018. There he organized the inaugural exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson: DON’T MAKE ME OVER as well as Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at, currently on view. Miner previously spent seven years as a Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, where he curated Ori Gersht: History Repeating, as well as the award-winning Megacities Asia, among other projects. Prior to the MFA, he spent five years in the curatorial division of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Miner has received fellowships and grants from numerous organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Association of Art Museum Curators, and the American Alliance of Museums.