Victoria Sancho Lobis (CCL 2018) has been named Director of the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which will open in the fall of 2020.
Lobis comes to the Benton from The Art Institute of Chicago where she was the Prince Trust Curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings. She joined the curatorial staff of the Art Institute in 2013 as Prince Trust Associate Curator and served as Interim Chair of the Department of Prints and Drawings from April 2016 through May of 2017. Lobis’ recent catalogue and exhibition, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age, were the culmination of her multi-year project related to the Art Institute’s collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings. Prior to her time at the Art Institute, Lobis worked for four years as the inaugural curator of the print collection at the University of San Diego and previously served as Exhibition Coordinator at the Americas Society.
Lobis commented, “I am delighted by the prospect of developing the new museum’s program and collections in the context of Pomona’s remarkable academic community at the same time that the museum will serve as a cultural resource for Southern California. The design of the new museum articulates the values of accessibility and transparency; I look forward to realizing the promise it symbolizes as we build on the legacy of so many innovative projects realized by the Pomona College Museum of Art.”
Congratulations Victoria! Read more about her new appointment here.