Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, earned a doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in the field of early modern sculpture, design, and collecting practices in 1920s France. As a graduate student she served as a research assistant contributing to publications, exhibitions and public symposia at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
She was Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999-2003) and Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum (2003-2006). In these positions, she was responsible for exhibitions, installations, acquisitions, and publications of international, national and local dimensions. In Philadelphia she participated in a major reinstallation of the modern and contemporary art collection following gallery renovations – and contributed the collections’ first published catalogue. In Seattle she contributed to strategic planning in the areas of artistic commissions, acquisitions and educational programming for a planned outdoor sculpture park and expanded museum facility.
Her writings have appeared in international academic journals and museum catalogues. Currently she is completing a book on American artist Trisha Brown and serves as Consulting Historical Scholar at the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Among her research interests are the history and current role of live art in the museum context, the subject of two recent scholarly panels that she organized.