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Atzbach, Nicole

Nicole Atzbach, is curator at the Meadows Museum, where she began as assistant curator in 2010. Atzbach graduated from Brigham Young University in 1998 in art history and German. As an undergraduate, she also studied at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, where she contributed to the catalogue Konturen: Vasen von der Berliner Antikensammlung in Freiburg. Atzbach earned her MA at Sotheby’s London Institute of Art, where she focused on seventeenth-century Neapolitan painting. Atzbach subsequently worked as curatorial assistant to the director at the Kimbell Art Museum from 2002 until 2010. In addition to working on several exhibitions, she also oversaw the museum’s provenance research project with the guidance of Timothy Potts. At the Meadows, Atzbach has played a major role in many exhibitions, most recently The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya in the Hamburger Kunsthalle; Sorolla and America;
Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits; and The Prado at the Meadows: Ribera in a New Context. She also organized the exhibitions Góngora/Picasso: Graphic Poetry; Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response; and Esteban Vicente in America: Collage, Color, and Somewhere in Between. Atzbach is currently researching Richard Worsam Meade, one of the earliest American collectors of Spanish art.

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