Meet the curators we work with


Patrick M. Palmer

Patrick M. Palmer, gifted artist and artistic mentor to many, is the Dean at The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as Faculty Chair of its Studio School and Department Head of Art History.  He earned a BA from the University of California/Santa Barbara in 1977 and an MFA from Arizona State University in 1979. Palmer has been teaching at The Glassell School of Art, MFAH for 30 years and has been Dean for 10 years. Throughout his 40+ years of painting, Palmer placed works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and many other prestigious museum and university collections.  Palmer’s current paintings revisit an often examined theme abstracted figures/heads edged with some psychological intrigue.


Rosa Ana Orlando

Rosa Ana Orlando is a museum specialist with extensive knowledge of art history.  She has more than 10 years’ experience in art collection management, as well as a strong background in exhibition planning and design.  She has taught art appreciation at college level and has been a docent at a variety of museums including art, history, and children’s museums.  Rosa Ana is an engineer with a Master of Liberal Arts, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.  
As an independent art curator and consultant, Rosa Ana has lead several curatorial projects, a variety of art education programs, and mentoring.  Her attention to detail, enthusiasm, and passion about the transformative power of art are reflected in all of her projects.  
Rosa Ana was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and has lived in the United States since 2003.


Arielle Masson