NACF Welcomes New VP of Programs


NACF is excited to announce new staff member Andrea Hanley, Vice President of Programs. Andrea is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. She comes to us from the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was Chief Curator.

“I am honored and thankful to be taking a position at the prestigious Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. I am looking forward to the guidance and camaraderie of many new and long-standing colleagues and friends in my new role,” she said.

 I am grateful for the many years I have worked in the Native American art field and am excited for this new opportunity. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation will allow me to continue my work in advancing and supporting Native American arts, artists, and culture in a broader realm.

—Andrea Hanley (Navajo), NACF VP of Programs

Andrea is dedicated to the work of contemporary Native American artists and the Native American fine art field. She has over thirty years of experience in the field including National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., as both special assistant to the director and exhibition developer/project manager, the fine arts coordinator/curator for the city of Tempe, executive director of ATLATL, Inc., a national service organization for Native American arts, the founding manager of the Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum, and the membership and program manager for the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. More recently she was the Chief Curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. She serves on the board of directors for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe Indian Market and Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA). She is on the Native American advisory board for Nest.