Dorothy Kosinski

Dorothy Kosinski was appointed Director of the Phillips Collection in 2007 and took up her post in spring 2008. Prior to joining the Phillips, Kosinski worked at the Dallas Museum of Art, where she served in a number of capacities for over twelve years, last as Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture. From 1985 to 1997, she lived in Basel, Switzerland and worked with the Douglas Cooper Collection of cubist art. She also served as an independent curator of major exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Kunstmuseum Basel; The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; and The National Gallery in Prague. Kosinski has written and edited many books and catalogs on a variety of art topics including 19th Century Symbolism, Dada, Surrealism, 20th Century sculpture, and contemporary art.

Kosinski received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts. She currently serves on the Board of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Board of The Musée Rodin Paris, as well as on a number of other academic and community organizations.

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