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.
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If you build it, will they come?
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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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