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Rosa named Michigan museum director

Joseph Rosa, the Art Institute of Chicago's chief curator of architecture and design, will become the new director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, according to an announcement Tuesday by the university.

Rosa is to take up the new post at the university in Ann Arbor on 1 July.

The selection came after an international search conducted by a 14-member search advisory committee appointed by Coleman. Rosa will become the seventh director of UMMA.

"I am thrilled and honored to be given this wonderful opportunity to lead the University of Michigan Museum of Art into the future at this very special time in its history," said Rosa.

Rosa has served as curator for more than 30 exhibitions on contemporary architecture and design and is the author of 14 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 architect Albert Frey, who is the first disciple of Le Corbusier to build in America, and Julius Shulman, the highly acclaimed 20th-century architectural photographer.

Prior to joining the Art Institute of Chicago, Rosa served as curator for architecture collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., and was the director of the Columbia Architecture Galleries in New York.

Rosa earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute, a master’s degree in architecture and Urban design from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and was a doctoral candidate at Columbia’s Department of Art and Archaeology. He has worked in the architectural firms of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, Peter Eisenman, and Agrest & Gandelsonas.

U-M's art collection is among the oldest university collections in the nation. In March 2009, UMMA opened a $41.9 million expansion and restoration project, designed by Brad Cloepfil and Allied Works Architecture.

Rosa succeeds James Steward, who left UMMA in 2009 after nearly 11 years at the university.

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