Assistant Director's Report
Become a Friend
Director's Report
Exhibition Highlight
Field Reports
EODIAH Research Center
Scholar Reports
Art and Biology
Art and Medicine
Conservation Science
EODIAH Fellows
Islamic Art
Upcoming Events
Vol 1 Issue 1
Vol 1 Issue 2
Vol 2 Issue 1
Vol 2 Issue 2
Vol 2 Issue 3
Vol 3 Issue 1
Vol 3 Issue 2
Vol 3 Issue 3

Art History Community Mourns the Loss of Curator Nicole Atzbach

Nicole Atzbach, the tenacious and brilliant curator at the Meadows Museum and a true friend of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, passed away on November 4, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Active until weeks before her death, she involved herself with her usual gusto in what was to be her final project, a fascinating exhibition juxtaposing Cubist still-life and landscape paintings by Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso. Her aim was nothing less than revolutionary for art history: to demonstrate that the Mexican expatriate actually engaged the now famous Picasso in a kind of duel of formal invention, particularly in creating paintings that combined elements of the still-life and landscape genres. The exhibition, though small, was revelatory, and it capped what was a short but significant career as curator at the Meadows Museum. We at EODIAH shall all miss our late colleague.

A memorial service in celebration of her life was held at the Museum on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations to a scholarship fund set up by them for her children may be sent to Geoff Atzbach, 3020 Hollycrest Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

Read more from SMU’s website