A Finding Aid to the Moses Ros Papers, 1978-2012, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rosmose
Creators:
Ros, Moses, 1958-
Dates:
1978-2012
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of installation artist Moses Ros measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1978 to 2012. The collection is comprised of files for several New York City Housing Authority commissions, as well as architecture, sculpture, and mural projects; professional files for Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA, MUD/BONE Print Studio, and a New York American Institute of Architects residency; printed materials; and artwork that includes doodles, sketches, mock ups, and a paper and feather mask.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of installation artist Moses Ros measure 2.3 linear feet and date from 1978 to 2012. The collection is comprised of files for several New York City Housing Authority commissions, as well as architecture, sculpture, and mural projects; professional files for Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA, MUD/BONE Print Studio, and a New York American Institute of Architects residency; printed materials; and artwork that includes doodles, sketches, mock ups, and a paper and feather mask.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as four series.
  • Series 1: Commission and Project Files, circa 2000 (Boxes 1, 4, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Professional Files, 1997-2012 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Printed Materials, 1978-2012 (Boxes 1, 4, OV 6; 0.3 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Artwork, circa 2000 (Boxes 1-4, OV 6; 1.0 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Moses Ros (1958- ), also known as Moses Ros-Suárez, is an installation artist in Bronx, New York. He was born in New York City to Dominican born parents. Ros received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Pratt Institute and is a licensed architect in the state of New York. He incorporates his knowledge of architecture into his numerous sculptural designs for community centers, daycare facilities, and other public spaces. He has completed sculpture, design, and mural commissions for the New York City Housing Authority, Bronx Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Ros has also been active with collaborative artist groups such as Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA and MUD/Bone Print Studio.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2018.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated in 2016 by Moses Ros.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Moses Ros papers, 1978-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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