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Marketing and Development Consultant/Curator
Crystal Benavides, a native Houstonian, is a Marketing/ Development Consultant and Curator. While working under Houston’s local arts agency Crystal distributed over $40 million into Houston’s art community, funding approximately 260 cultural organizations and artists. She also curated Cohesive Discord, listed by Glasstire as one of the top ten installations of 2009, and Interconnectivity the gallery’s first all media exhibition. Crystal was formerly Assistant Registrar at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) working with the Rockefeller collection of Latin American Art spanning 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 College and is a mixed-media textile artist.