Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art: Call for Submissions

Mon, January 9, 2017
Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art: Call for Submissions
Unknown artist, La Virgen niña hilando/The Child Mary Spinning (detail), Cuzco, Peru, mid 18th century. Oil on canvas. Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.

In collaboration with the Thoma Foundation and the Blanton Museum of Art, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections is pleased to announce a call for proposals/convocatoria for the Thoma Visiting Scholars in Spanish Colonial Art/Becas Thoma para Investigación en Arte Virreinal Latinoamericano.

This year, the Becas Thoma will fund short-term visits for six scholars to conduct research on South American colonial art based on a long-term loan to the Blanton by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation. Researchers will have access to over thirty works now at the Blanton as well as the extensive resources of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, one of the premier libraries in the world focused on colonial Latin American materials.

A detailed Spanish-language call for proposals (convocatoria) can be found on the Fellowships for Visiting Academics page of this website. A downloadable version is available at Convocatoria para Becas Thoma.

The Thoma Collection loan to the Blanton is also the stimulus for the February 2018 Lozano Long Conference, which will focus on the visual and material cultures of colonial Latin America. The Lozano Long Conference is sponsored each year at The University of Texas at Austin by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).

Visit the Thoma Foundation to learn more about the loan to the Blanton Museum. Further details are available in this Blanton Museum press release.

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