Director visits BGSU to discuss art, architecture of Toledo museum

Brian Kennedy

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Dr. Brian Kennedy, director of the Toledo Museum of Art, will share his vision for the museum with the community on Sept. 19 as the next speaker in Bowling Green State University’s ARTalk series. Kennedy will present “Toledo Museum of Art: Temple and Forum” at 7:30 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater. The event is co-sponsored by the BGSU architecture department.

A reception will precede his talk, at 6:30 in the theater lounge. The talk and reception are both free and open to the public.

Kennedy has a deep commitment to community and artistic collaboration and to promoting visual literacy for all. Before coming to Toledo last year, he was director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. He also served for seven years as director of the National Gallery of Australia and for eight years as assistant director of the National Gallery of Ireland.

He is a published scholar, notably on the work of leading contemporary artist Frank Stella, and has brought an exhibit of Stella’s work and the artist himself to the Toledo Museum of Art for a number of community events.

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(Posted September 15, 2011 )