Frauke V. Josenhans. Photo by Nash Baker

Frauke V. Josenhans


Frauke V. Josenhans is Curator at the Moody Center for the Arts where she conceives interdisciplinary projects, working closely with artists, faculty, and students. At the Moody she has curated various installations and exhibitions, notably Urban Impressions, Artists and the Rothko Chapel and Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the LandShe is also working on acquisitions and is collaborating with artists on site-specific commissions for the Rice Public Art Collection. Josenhans was formerly the Horace W. Goldsmith Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery where she curated various exhibitions on modern and contemporary art, worked on the acquisition of works by contemporary artists and mentored students. Prior to Yale, she worked at cultural institutions in both Europe and the U.S., most notably at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she curated and co-curated international loan exhibitions as well as diverse collection-based exhibitions. Josenhans has participated in different international research projects and she has authored and contributed to English, French, and German art-historical journals, books, and catalogs focusing on global modern and contemporary art, notably Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope (2018 Silver Medal, Fine Art Books, Independent Publisher Book Awards) and Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration. Josenhans has graduate degrees in art history and museology from the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre in Paris, and a Ph.D. in art history from the Aix-Marseille Université in France.