Kennedy, Brian P.
Brian P. Kennedy is Executive Director and CEO of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. He was President, Director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio from 2010–2019. From 2005–2010, Kennedy was director of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire. Prior to coming to the United States, Kennedy spent seven years as director of the National Gallery of Australia (1997–2004) in Canberra and eight years as assistant director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (1989–1997). Born in Dublin, Ireland, Kennedy studied Art History at University College Dublin, earning a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree. Kennedy is an art historian, curator and author.