Juan Omar Rodriguez

Juan Omar Rodriguez is currently pursuing an MA in art history and museum studies at Tufts University. The focus his studies is on modern and contemporary Latinx art in the U.S. and in exploring how display practices can facilitate critical and nuanced interpretations of art. Juan Omar earned his BA in neuroscience at Oberlin College, where he also pursued a minor in art history. As an undergraduate, Juan Omar volunteered as a student docent at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio and conducted research through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship on Mexican painter Diego Rivera’s first murals in Mexico City. His experience working in a multisensory integration lab as an undergraduate informs his interest in examining how aesthetic experiences are constructed and how individuals chose to interact with the sociopolitical nuances of artworks.