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John Zukowsky


John Zukowsky is an architectural and design historian with an earned doctorate from Binghamton University and more than four decades of museum experience. While curator of architecture for The Art Institute of Chicago (1978–2004), he organized a number of award-winning exhibitions and accompanying books. He was chief curator (2005–2009) and then consulting interim vice president-Exhibitions and Interpretation (2011–2012) for New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. There, he led his team on an award-winning reinstallation and exhibition redesign, as well as the Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit interpretation. Recently, he was a consultant for exhibitions within the new Chicago Architecture Center (2017–18) and has authored several books, including Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks (2016), Architecture-Inside Out (2018), New Military Museums (2019), and A Chronology of Architecture (2020).