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Joseph Valencia

Joseph Daniel Valencia ’16 outside the Vincent Price Art Museum, where he works as a curatorial assistant.

A museum career is not a familiar path for my Mexican American family.

Indeed, from time to time I struggle to explain the scope of my work to my loved ones, especially my grandparents whose first language is Spanish.

Words like curator, exhibition or even museum were not exactly words that I grew up using in either language. It was not until college, where I was required to visit museums for class assignments, that I even began to visit museums on a regular basis.

Continue reading this guest column by grad Joseph Daniel Valencia ’16 (art-art history) in the Orange County Register.

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