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Adair Margo

Adair Margo has been involved in the El Paso/Juarez border community her entire life. Here, she founded Adair Margo Gallery in 1985, which exhibits contemporary art from the United States and Mexico. Her interests in historic Texas and regional art led her to complete an the oral history of the renowned local painter/illustrator/writer Tom Lea.

Margo was appointed by President Bush as Chairman of the Presidentís Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2001. She traveled with Laura Bush for the U.S.'s reentry into UNESCO in Paris, France. In her tenure as Chairman, Margo signed a Joint Communique for Cultural Cooperation between the U.S and Mexico in 2003; served as a private sector adviser for the U.S. Delegation to the Organization of American States Second Inter-American Meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities in Mexico City; and most recently, she was invited to Uruguay to speak about the arts in the U.S and sign a Joint Communique for Cultural Cooperation.

Margo is the former chair of the Texas Commission on the Arts; serves on the board of Mid-America Arts Alliance and recently joined the Texas Humanities Council. She has a B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University, studied Renaissance Art History and Italian with Syracuse Universityís Program in Florence, Italy, and has an M.A. in Art History from New Mexico State University.


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