Cincinnati Art Museum director to resign

Aaron Betsky
Aaron Betsky

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - 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 institutional experience."

The museum's board has announced that it will be setting up a search committee and Betsky will assist in identifying his successor.

Betsky came 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 He collected essays were published in 2012 and in 2008 he was director of the 11th International Architecture Biennale Venice.

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