The Thoma Foundation Permanently Endows the Position of Curator in Art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of Art

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The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to announce a $2 million permanent endowment for a curatorial position devoted to art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. The Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas position is currently held by Dr. Rosario I. Granados and will solidify the museum’s commitment to the study of art from the Spanish and Portuguese Americas.

Granados is a Mexican art historian who studies religious material culture. Since 2016, she has created exhibitions at the Blanton Museum of Art that place the art of the Spanish Americas at the intersection of multidisciplinary conversations. Granados holds a BA from Universidad Iberoamericana, an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London), and a PhD from Harvard University.

Carl and Marilynn Thoma have been involved at the Blanton Museum of Art for over a decade and are active members of the Blanton National Leadership Board. The collaboration between the Thoma Foundation and the Blanton Museum has included short- and long-term loans from the Thoma Foundation’s collection of Spanish Colonial art and a three-year grant to support this emerging area of curatorial and scholarly research.

For more information about this endowment, please download the press release.