Melissa Wallen (BFA ’10) and Daniel Clapp (BFA ’06) are current staff members of the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami, Florida. Melissa Wallen, Assistant to the Director, and Daniel Clapp, Preparator, have helped in furthering all aspects of the de la Cruz Collection’s mission, from its educational programming to its annual exhibitions.
The de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space is privately funded by Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. The museum exhibits their collection and provides education in the visual arts. Currently on view are works by artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Peter Doig, Ana Mendieta, Kelley Walker, Wade Guyton and Rashid Johnson. Their programs include artist residencies, collaborations with other institutions, lectures, artist-led workshops and daily docent-led tours.