Julia Vázquez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Main Focus

  • Seventeenth-century Spanish art
  • Twentieth-century Latin American and Latin art
  • Intersections between the history of art and museology, especially the history of curatorial practice

Research Projects

Five Frames and the Stories They Tell

Towards a History of the Curator

Publications (Selection)

  • “Marisol Underwater, 1970–1973”, in Marisol: A Retrospective (exhibition catalog Buffalo), ed. Cathleen Chaffee, New York NY 2023, pp. 105–122.
  • “Lygia Clark: The Integration of Everything,” in Lygia Clark: Painting as an Experimental Field, 1948-1958 (exhibition catalog Bilbao), ed. Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Madrid 2020, pp. 155–169.
  • “A Final Commission and Death”, in Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain (exhibition catalog Washington et al.), ed. C.D. Dickerson III et al., New Haven et al. 2019, pp. 156–175.

Curriculum Vitae

Julia Vázquez received a PhD in Art History & Archaeology from Columbia University in 2020 with a dissertation on the curatorial career of Diego Velázquez, now a book manuscript titled Velázquez, Painter and Curator. Prior to coming to the Bibliotheca Hertziana, she was the Curatorial Fellow for the Marisol Bequest at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and contributing curator to a forthcoming exhibition titled "Marisol: A Retrospective." Previous museum experience includes internships and fellowships at the Musée du Louvre; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museo Nacional del Prado; the National Gallery of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Collezione Peggy Guggenheim; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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