© Peter Serling, 2013

Holly Block

Holly Block (Co-Commissioner) has been Executive Director of

The Bronx Museum of the Arts since 2006. She previously served

as a curator at the museum from 1985 to 1988. For 18 years, from 1988 to 2006, Block was executive director of Art in General, a leading nonprofit arts organization in Lower Manhattan. She was appointed

as a co-commissioner for the Department of State for the 2003

Cairo Biennial. Block is the author of Art Cuba: The New Generation, published by Harry N. Abrams. Block oversaw the 2011 launch

of smARTpower, a fellowship program managed by

The Bronx Museum of the Arts and made possible by the

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which enabled U.S. artists to work with youth and local artists in sites around the world.