Joseph Rosa

Updated
8 Sep 2021

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Joseph Rosa.

Joseph Rosa is director and CEO of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. He was director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art from 2010–2016 and previously held curatorial department head positions at the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and the National Building Museum. Rosa, a noted scholar on architect Albert Frey and architectural photographer Julius Shulman, is the author of seventeen books and has curated more than fifty exhibitions. His current research addresses the representation of modern and contemporary architecture through photography, film, and the design arts. 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 served as a Center panelist for Re:imagining Recovery grants in 2021.