Victoria Sancho Lobis

Victoria Sancho Lobis

Victoria Sancho Lobis recently joined Pomona College as the Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ’23 Director of the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, which will open to the public in the fall of 2020. Lobis also serves as affiliated faculty in Pomona’s Art History Department. 

Prior to her work at the Benton, Lobis worked for the Art Institute of Chicago from 2013 through 2019 in a variety of curatorial and administrative roles, including her service as Interim Chair of the Department of Prints and Drawings from April 2016 through May 2017. In September of 2019, she completed a multi-year project related to the museum’s holdings of Dutch and Flemish drawings, culminating in a scholarly catalogue and exhibition of the same name (Rubens, Rembrandt, and Drawing in the Golden Age). Before the Art Institute, Lobis worked for four years as the inaugural curator of the print collection at the University of San Diego. She has also held curatorial internships and fellowships at The J. Paul Getty Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Lobis received her B.A. from Yale College, her M.A. from Williams College, and her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she wrote her dissertation on workshop practice in the time of Peter Paul Rubens. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions across a broad geographical and historical range, including projects treating medieval manuscript illuminations, early modern prints and drawings, Viceregal Latin American painting, Whistler and his influence, modern and contemporary Latin American works on paper and contemporary American drawings. She has also published in the fields of contemporary artists’ books and contemporary American photography. 

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