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Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque Appointed Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas

May 29, 2024

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque as Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas.

Verónica will continue her work with the Foundation’s Art of the Spanish Americas collection in her new role, managing the collection; expanding the Foundation’s holdings through acquisitions; organizing exhibitions and programs at museums and galleries across the country; and facilitating the Thoma Foundation’s Art of the Spanish Americas grant and fellowship programs. She will continue to report to and work alongside Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Curator of the Art of the Spanish Americas, highlighting unexplored perspectives among the Thoma collection.

“Throughout her time with the Thoma Foundation, Verónica’s work has significantly broadened our perspectives and knowledge surrounding Colonial Spanish-American Art and aided in the expansion of our collection,” said founders Carl and Marilynn Thoma. “We are thrilled that she will continue her work with us as an Associate Curator of the Art of the Spanish Americas.”

Prior to joining the Thoma Foundation, Verónica served as a Curatorial Intern at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Latin American Art Department and at the Museo de Arte de Lima. In 2019, she was the inaugural recipient of the Marilynn Thoma Predoctoral Fellowship, where she conducted research at a diverse range of archives, museums, and private collections in Bolivia, Peru, Italy, and Spain. In 2023, she was appointed the Thoma Foundation’s Art of the Spanish Americas Curatorial Fellow. Now, five years after her first engagement with the Foundation, Verónica will assume the role of Associate Curator.

Verónica received her MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 2015. In 2023, she received her PhD in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has been supported by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

“The Thoma Foundation has been instrumental in my professional growth,” said Verónica. “I am honored to continue to work with one of the largest collections of South American Viceregal Art in the United States. In collaboration with an amazing team, I am eager to help the Foundation increase its visibility and strengthen its connections with Latin American scholars and museums throughout the world.”

¡Felicidades, Verónica!


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