Sheldon Museum of Art director leaving for New York museum

Jorge Daniel Veneciano is leaving the Sheldon Museum of Art to become director of New York’s El Museo del Barrio.

Veneciano, who has been Sheldon’s director since 2008, will begin work in his new position on March 1.

Veneciano will be returning to the area where he spent much of his professional career. He came to Sheldon from New Brunswick, N.J., where he was director of Rutgers University’s Paul Robeson Galleries from 2005 to 2008. He was curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem from 1994 to 1999 and earned his doctorate at Columbia University.