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Aaron Betsky's Latest Posts

  • MoMA Passes Over Antonelli Again in Appointment of Chief Curator

    Every decision at MoMA, the temple of modernism, influences how many of us perceive architecture and design. How should we interpret the recent appointment of Martino Stierli as chief curator of those fields?

    The recent selection of Martino Stierli as MoMA's new chief curator of architecture and design left Aaron Betsky wondering why the museum chose the Swiss professor over its own senior curator, Paola Antonelli.

    ARCHITECT July 21, 2014

     
  • LACMA's Mistake by the Tar Pit

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan says he wants L.A. to produce more architectural hits than just Disney Hall. Can the museum do just that, given Peter Zumthor's new plans?

    Are Peter Zumthor's new plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art necessary? Here are some alternative design solutions for the museum to consider.

    ARCHITECT July 16, 2014

     
  • General Electric's Generic Building

    Will money trump quality in the review of the proposed GE office building in Cincinnati?

    Will money trump quality in the review of the proposed GE office building in Cincinnati?

    ARCHITECT July 14, 2014

     
  • The Conundrum of Cultural Institutions

    Leaders of cultural institutions suffer from the "edifice complex."

    If you build it, will they come?

    ARCHITECT July 02, 2014

     
  • Imagining Public Spaces

    How can we design shared public spaces that are integral to our daily lives, safe, and make us come to a sense of shared destiny?

    How can we design shared public spaces that are integral to our daily lives, safe, and make us come to a sense of shared destiny?

    ARCHITECT July 01, 2014

     
  • Not Just a Pretty Face: State Department Designs

    The architecture profession should work on a wider perception to defend good design.

    The architecture profession should work on a wider perception to defend good design.

    ARCHITECT June 27, 2014

     
 

About the Blogger

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale as an architect, he served in 2008 as director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Aaron worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught for many years at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and between 1995 and 2001 was curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. From 2001 to 2006 Aaron was director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam.

 

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