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Revolving Door: Betsky Comes Back to the States


You see London, you aren’t so special with your Design Museum and your new museum directors. We sometimes get new people coming into our museums too! Such is the case as The Cincinnati Art Museum has announced that it has selected Aaron Betsky as their new director. Beginning in mid-November, the former curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will take the reigns, leaving his current position as director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, the world’s largest architecture museum. Why’d they pick him? Besides the credentials above, here’s some more of what he’s been up to over the years:

Betsky is a prolific writer and editor with a dozen books and magazines to his credit, from The New York Times to Metropolitan Home. Currently, he is chairman of the International Sculpture Collection in Rotterdam, which manages an important collection of outdoor artwork. Betsky also has served as a visiting professor at major universities across the United States and received honors from the British Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in the history of arts and letters and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University. He is a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.

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