The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Names Harry Philbrick as Director of Museum

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PHILADELPHIA, PA .- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced that Harry Philbrick has been named The Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Academy Museum , effective March 1, 2011. Since 1996, Harry Philbrick has been the Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield , Connecticut . Under his leadership at The Aldrich Museum, attendance tripled and the quality of the programs increased dramatically. Philbrick successfully spearheaded a $9 million capital campaign and a major museum campus expansion project that was completed in 2004. His accomplishments have been recognized by the American Institute of Architects and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2007, Philbrick was awarded the Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship by the Connecticut Commission on Culture