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Belmont, MA


University of Michigan


Director of the Museum of Art


We are pleased to announce that the University has appointed Joseph Rosa, effective July 1, 2010.

Since 2005, Mr. Rosa has been Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the Art Institute, he was the Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the curator of architecture at the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the chief curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and the director of the Columbia University Architectural Galleries in New York.


Mr. Rosa has curated more than thirty exhibitions on contemporary architecture and design and is the author of fourteen books. His writings have appeared in Praxis, Architectural Design, Assemblage, Casabella, The History of Photography Journal, Oculus, Architekur & Bauforum, and Progressive Architecture. He is also a noted scholar on the work of the architect Albert Frey—the first disciple of Le Corbusier to build in America—and Julius Shulman, the highly acclaimed 20th-century architectural photographer.


In addition to his curatorial work, Mr. Rosa has been a visiting scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He has served as a juror for the Pew Trust, USA Fellows and the James Beard Awards. He has also been an adjunct professor teaching architecture and design in schools for the past fifteen years, most recently at University of Chicago’s Department of Art History.


Mr. Rosa received a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute, and an M.S. in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Earlier in his career, he worked in the architectural firms of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, Peter Eisenman, and Agrest & Gandelsonas.


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