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  • Nastasi, Eric
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  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Press Release, "Eric Nastasi, Deputy Director for Administration and Finance," February 7, 2022,, accessed November 23, 2022
  • The position of Deputy Director for Administration and Finance was created in 2022 and is responsible for the management of the museum's Administrative Office, Registrar's Office, Exhibitions and Publications, as well as for overseeing strategic partnerships. The first person appointed to the position of Deputy Director for Administration and Finance was Eric Nastasi. Natasi first joined museum staff in 2019 as senior advisor to the director, before that Nastasi was division director for advancement and partnerships at the Smithsonian Science Education Center. Prior to joining the Smithsonian in 2013, Nastasi served as a member of the advisory board for the Smithsonian Science Education Center, 2009-2012; the governing board of the Arlington Arts Center, 2011-2014; and the governing board of Artisphere, 2011-2013. Nastasi earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1991) and a JD degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1994).
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