Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Terrie Rouse-Rosario served during the start-up phase as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta that opened in June 2014. From 2007-2011 she was the founding CEO for the Capitol Visitor Center at the US Capitol. Ms. Rouse previously served as Executive Vice President/Director of Museums for Kansas City’s 900,000 square foot Union Station, which encompasses Science City, the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, The City Extreme Screen, Planetarium, exhibitions within Union Station, as well as its permanent collections. She also provided consultant services to a number of cultural, non-profit organizations across the United States, including a joint project between the City of Philadelphia, the National Park Service, and Independence National Historic Park (The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation); and work with the City of Charleston on the development of the International African American Museum. She also worked as a consultant for the King Abdulaziz Center For World Culture, in Daharan, Saudi Arabia. Prior to her position in Kansas City, Ms. Rouse served as: Executive Director of the Atlanta Ballet; President and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Director of the New York Transit Museum; and Executive Director at the Children’s Museum of Maine. In addition, she has served on a number of professional associations and boards—including the AAM Board—has published extensively in many academic and art publications, and has conducted presentations and lectures on subjects ranging from cultural tourism to the management of art collections in the US and abroad.