George Luna-Peña

  • Arts Administrator
  • College Park, MD

George Luna-Peña was born and raised in East Los Angeles, CA. He serves as the Manager of Pre-Professional Programs at the National Gallery of Art, where he oversees all internships and teen and high school programs. George also serves as an Advisory Member for the Museum Studies Certificate Program at East Los Angeles College and the LEAD (Lived Experience Activating Dialogue) Fellowship at the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Before joining the National Gallery, George was the Program Director for the Diversity Apprenticeship Program (DAP) at The Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA. The DAP, an award-winning and nationally recognized program, provides full-time, paid apprenticeships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in art handling and preparation work. Prior, George worked at Generation Justice, a youth and media justice organization based in Albuquerque, N.M.

“I’m most excited about the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from a diverse group of Latinx arts leaders and cultural workers. The exchange of ideas, the shared laughter and frustration, the validation, the rich experiences everyone brings to the table — all of it will no doubt inspire new perspectives and strategies for my work and professional practice.”