Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director Brian P. Kennedy to Lead Museum

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TOLEDO, OH.- The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum’s ninth director with a start date of September 1. Board Chair Betsy Brady and George Chapman, head of the search committee, made the announcement this morning at the Museum. “The Museum conducted an international search for its next director. We were pleased to have an exemplary group of candidates presented to the committee,” said George Chapman. “This was a very positive process that affirmed both the Museum’s standing in the art world and the desire of many talented people to work with our collections, our staff and our community.” Kennedy has been at the Hood Museum of Art since 2005. Previously, he served as director of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (1997-2004) and assistant director of the National