Not long after replacing Thomas Krens as Director of the Guggenheim Museum, Richard Armstrong has announced the appointment of David van der Leer as the Museum’s new Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design.
When he takes his new post, Mr. Van der Leer will focus on the Guggenheim’s forthcoming Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition, which is to open in May 2009 and architecture-related programming for the Museum’s 50th Anniversary, which begins in 2009.
Prior to joining the Guggenheim, Mr. Van der Leer was Publications and Exhibitions Manager for Steven Holl Architects, where he developed several exhibitions and initiated and produced numerous publications. A frequent lecturer and contributor to such prestigious architectural publications as Domus, Azure, Mark, Pin-Up and the Architect’s Newspaper, Mr. Van der Leer previously worked for architect Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and for 010 Publishers, also in Rotterdam. He earned his MA in Urban and Architectural Theory at the Department of Art and Cultural Sciences at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.