The Dallas Museum of Art is losing Dorothy Kosinski, the highly regarded senior curator of painting and sculpture, to The Phillips Collection in Washington DC. This time, she steps into the director’s position. Interestingly she follows the retiring director, Jay Gates, who also ran the DMA from 1993 to 1998. Kosinski will assume her position spring 2008.
Kosinski, who has worked at the museum since 1995, was responsible for organizing over 20 exhibitions and their catalogs, and of course, acquisitions, which include Delacroix’s Woman in a Turban and a major Matisse still-life.
On a personal note, let me say that she has incredible intellectual and physical energy, and she will bring a renewed sense to The Phillips. The infrequent times I visit DC, I always make it a point to visit The Phillips even if I have 30 minutes to spare. The collection of Impressionist and Modern art always beckons.