About Crystal Benavides

Name: Crystal Benavides

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Web Site: http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/

Bio: Crystal Benavides, a native Houstonian, is a Grant Manager for the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and Independent Curator. Crystal has distributed approximately $10 million into Houston’s art community funding approximately 260 cultural organizations and artists. While at HAA she curated Cohesive Discord listed by Glasstire as one of the top ten installations of the year and Interconnectivity the galleries first all media/ video exhibition. Prior to joining HAA, Crystal was Assistant Registrar at the San Antonio Museum of Art working with the Rockefeller collection of Latin American Art spanning from Pre-Columbian to Modern art. While at SAMA she aided in La Linea Encatada, Fotoseptiembre and Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits working with artworks from over a dozen countries and over 70 National & International lenders. She is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Goucher Collage and is a mixed media textile artist.

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