[Update: This Cincinnati Post story explains why there was a job available for Platow, and one of her chief challenges. The previous director was squeezed out because of low attendance.]
Raphaela Platow, chief curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis, is heading to Cincinnati to take over as director of the Contemporary Arts Center.
Platow, 34 and at the Rose since 2002, starts in July.
Here's how the CAC describes itself:
Founded in 1939 as the Modern Art Society by three visionary women in Cincinnati, Contemporary Arts Center was one of the first institutions in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting the art of our time. In May 2003, the Center relocated to its first free-standing home, the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, designed by Zaha Hadid. Throughout its distinguished 68-year history, the Center has earned a reputation for stimulating thought and introducing new ideas by presenting the work of diverse artists from around the world, including hundreds of now-famous artists such as Laurie Anderson, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, Nam June Paik, I.M. Pei, Robert Rauschenberg, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. CAC focuses on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media, presenting 8 to 12 exhibitions and 20 to 40 performances annually.