Aaron Betsky on Thursday
announced that he will be stepping down as director of the Cincinnati Art
Museum effective when his successor is named.
"The museum now has the programming and staff in place, and the financial
stability that will allow me to openly pursue my next position," he said. "I feel that I have accomplished the goals
that I and the board had envisioned when I first arrived and would like to
explore opportunities that may include or combine my academic interests and
The museum's board has announced
that it will be setting up a search committee and Betsky will assist in
identifying his successor.
to Cincinnati in 2006 from Rotterdam, where he was the director of the
Netherlands Architecture Institute.
Trained as an architect, he was also curator of architecture, design and digital projects 1995-2001.
While director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Betsky has continued to
write, teach, and lecture. He teaches at
the University of Cincinnati and around the world. He also writes a twice-weekly blog
for Architectmagazine.com. He collected essays were published in 2012 and in
2008 he was director of the 11th International Architecture Biennale Venice.