Univ. of Michigan Museum of Art picks new director

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Joseph Rosa, the Art Institute of Chicago’s chief curator of architecture and design, has been selected as the new director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor.

The appointment was announced Tuesday and is effective July 1, pending approval by the school’s Board of Regents.

The 49-year-old Rosa replaces James Steward, who left the museum last year.

Before Chicago, Rosa previously was a curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the National Building Museum in Washington.


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