Dr. Marion Oettinger, Jr., is the Curator Emeritus of Latin American Art and the former Kelso Director of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Oettinger received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of the Americas, Mexico, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also studied at the Monterrey Institute of Foreign Studies, Monterrey, California, and the University of Pittsburgh. Oettinger has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America and Spain for more than 25 years and has conducted research among groups in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain and countries of the Caribbean. A cultural anthropologist and art historian specializing in Latin American art and culture, he has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He has taught at Cornell University, Occidental College, and the University of North Carolina and is the recipient of Fulbright Hays, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Geographic Society, and American Philosophical Society grants and the 2010 Van Deren Coke Lifetime Achievement Award in Spanish Colonial Art and Folk Art. Oettinger joined the San Antonio Museum of Art in 1985 as Curator of Folk Art and Latin American Art, later serving as Senior Curator of Latin American Art (1994-2004, 2011-2018) and Betty and Bob Kelso Director of the San Antonio Museum of Art (2005-2011). In 2018 Oettinger became the Curator Emeritus of Latin American Art at SAMA. He resides in San Antonio, Texas.