Victoria Sancho Lobis Named Prince Trust Associate Curator at Art Institute of Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago has announced the appointment of Victoria Sancho Lobis as the new Prince Trust Associate Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, effective September 15, 2013. Lobis, a multilingual scholar, brings to the museum expertise in both Netherlandish Baroque and Latin American colonial art, adding new dimensions to an already strong department.

"We are thrilled to welcome Victoria to the Art Institute," said Suzanne Folds McCullagh, the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of the Department of Prints and Drawings. "Her knowledge and experience will help us shape our holdings, research, and exhibitions in two pivotal areas for the museum. We are particularly excited by her interest in Latin American colonial art and by her success in building a program at the University of San Diego. She has energy, imagination, and the ability to think organizationally, all of which will make her a welcome addition to the Art Institute."

Since 2009, Lobis has served as the inaugural curator of the Print Collection and Fine Art Galleries at the University of San Diego. In this capacity, she established the university's print study room and worked closely with donors to develop an impressive collection, and she continues to make the collection accessible through its integration into the university curriculum and creative exhibitions. She also supervises design, publication, and installation teams as well as registrars and interns. In addition to her role within the Fine Art Galleries, she is an affiliated member of the art history faculty and teaches undergraduate courses. She has also developed strong relationships outside of the university by taking an active role as a liaison for the art museums in southern California and beyond.

Lobis received her B.A. from Yale University, M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, with a dissertation treating the subject of artistic training and print culture in the time of Rubens. Prior to her appointment at the University of San Diego, she was an Exhibition Coordinator at the Americas Society and an intern at the J. Paul Getty Museum in the Drawings Department. A recipient of many prestigious fellowships, including an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, she has also taught at Columbia University, Claremont McKenna College, and New York University, and is the author of several publications on topics ranging from contemporary artists John Baldessari and Dawoud Bey to Rubens and male anatomy in northern Europe. Lobis has also lectured at the Museum of Modern Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently she is co-curating an exhibition on the 16th-century printmaker Hendrick Goltzius, which will be seen this fall at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, and the following year at the University of San Diego.




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