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Director/Curator Benito Huerta Retires from The Gallery at UTA After 25 Years


After twenty-five years, Professor Benito Huerta will retire in June 2022 from his position as the Director and Curator of The Gallery at UTA, at the University of Texas at Arlington. By far the longest-serving director in the gallery’s nearly 40-year history, Huerta has created an enduring legacy that will be hard to match. 


In 2019, he was invited to begin a collaboration with the Art Bridges Foundation to bring museum-quality art to the UTA campus. As part of that program, The Gallery has been able to borrow works by renowned artists from the foundation’s collection, including works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Senga Nengudi in spring 2020 and spring 2021, and a projected video installation work by Bill Viola. 

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Published May 24, 2022

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Benito Huerta. Photo by Rino Pizzi.