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Paloma Alarcó

July - August 2010

Paloma Alarcó is head of the curatorial department of modern painting in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.

Since joining the Museo Thyssen in 1991, she has been curator of modern painting collection and curator of exhibitions. Her most recent publication on the collection is the catalogue raisonné: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. Modern Masters (2009). Especially dedicated to early modernism and modern portraiture, she curated: Kokoschka, Max Schmidt, Adolf Loos and his Friends (2001); The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, a joint project with the Kimbell Art Museum, co-curated with Malcolm Warner (2007); and Otto Dix: Portraits of Hugo Erfurth (2008). She is currently working on the upcoming 2010 exhibition, Monet and Abstraction at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza-Fundación Caja Madrid and Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. Her next publication is an Spanish language edition, of Claude Monet: Letters from Giverny (May 2010). From 1982 to 1991, she was curator of exhibitions in the Centro Nacional de Exposiciones of the Ministerio de Cultura in the field of Spanish modern and contemporary art.

At the Clark, she will continue the research for the forthcoming exhibition project Voyage to the Exotic that will analyze modern artists’ attitudes towards the exotic and its influence in the transformation and evolution of modernism.

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