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Rose is quickly becoming a star in the curatorial field, skilled in balancing the traditional with the contemporary.
— J. Fatima Matins, ArtScope Magazine

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Michael Rose
Principal, Michael Rose Fine Art

Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and appraiser based in Southern New England. Michael currently serves as the Gallery Manager at the historic Providence Art Club in Rhode Island, where he is responsible for all aspects of gallery administration, managing exhibitions in three unique gallery spaces. Prior to joining the Art Club Michael was a public relations and development professional. He has consulted on communications independently for a variety of arts-focused organizations including Bert Gallery, WaterFire Providence, the Art League of Rhode Island, and the Art Connection of Rhode Island.

Michael has worked with hundreds of artists and thousands of works of art. Through his work coordinating an ambitious exhibition schedule at one of the nation's oldest arts organization, he has gained valuable experience in gallery management. As a gallerist Michael has collaborated with numerous artists and organizations to successfully mount and publicize shows and events, including the major exhibition Making Her Mark: The Founding Women of the Providence Art Club, 1880. He enjoys aiding artists in realizing the potential of their work.

A passionate speaker on topics related to art history and art business, Michael has given presentations at the RISD Museum, the University of Massachusetts, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. He has also published articles and reviews on art, architecture, and film for the Boston-based arts journal Big Red & Shiny and Art New England. Michael was named founding Art Editor for the Boston-based literary journal Boston Accent Lit in 2016.

An active member of the arts community, Michael currently serves as a Board Member of Rhode Island Latino Arts. He is a previous Board Member of the Providence College Alumni Club and Gallery Night Providence and has served on advisory committees for the RISD Museum Gallery Lecturers, Art League of Rhode Island, and Leadership Rhode Island's College Program. Additionally, he has been featured as a Reviewer at the Rhode Island School of Design's annual Portfolio Review Day.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Providence College, where he served as Research Assistant and Web Editor in the Department of Art & Art History. Additionally he earned his Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University, and passed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice exam in 2016. Michael has completed additional coursework in Art Consulting as well as Photographing Fine Art at the Rhode Island School of Design; and regularly participates in professional development workshops with the Appraisers Association of America and the New England Museum Association. In 2017, Michael was selected for the Fall cohort of Practice//Practice, AS220's nationally known professional development program for arts administrators.

Michael maintains memberships in a variety of professional organizations and is currently a student affiliate of the Appraisers Association of America, a student member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an independent member of the New England Museum Association, the Association of Historians of American Art, The International Art Market Studies Association and an elected member of the Pottery and Porcelain Club of Providence.