Selma Holo

Expert in museums focusing on Los Angeles, Spain and Mexico

Director, USC Fisher Museum of Art

Director, USC International Museum Institute for Advanced Studies and Practice

Professor of art history, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • museum administration and training
  • museology — the study of museums themselves and their influences on the shaping of our culture
  • permanent collections
  • museum curating
  • museums and the public trust
  • art in Los Angeles
  • Spanish art and museums
  • Mexican museums
  • Goya
  • Picasso
  • Ribera

Additional Information

  • Co-editor (with Mari-Tere Alvarez), Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values (2009)
  • Author, Oaxaca at the Crossroads: Managing Memory, Negotiating Change (2004) and Beyond the Prado: Museums and Identity in Democratic Spain (1999)
  • Director, USC’s graduate Museum Studies Program (1981-2004)
  • Acquisitions curator, Norton Simon Museum (1977-1981)


  • Spanish

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