Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D., 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. With 20 years of museum experience, she has held positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. She currently serves as scholar-in-residence at the Trisha Brown Dance Company, and in fall 2016 was a Fellow in the ART & LAW program, New York.
As 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) she was responsible for exhibitions, installations, acquisitions, and publications of international, national and local dimensions. In Philadelphia she contributed to a major reinstallation of the modern and contemporary art collection following gallery renovations – and to the collections’ first published catalogue. In Seattle she was involved in strategic planning for artistic commissions, as well as capital campaigns and acquisitions and educational programming related to the opening of a new sculpture park and expanded museum facility.
Dr. Rosenberg’s most recent book, Trisha Brown: Choreography as Visual Art (Wesleyan University Press) received the CAA’s summer 2015 Meiss/Mellon Author’s Book Award. Her writings have appeared in numerous international academic journals and museum catalogues, among them October, TDR, and most recently, Nancy Graves Projects, (Ludwig Kunstforum, Aachen German); Minimalisms: 1960s-1980s (Centre Pompidou, Paris); and the anthology Spacescapes: Dance & drawing (Zurich: J.P. RIngier).