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New Directors for Hood/Hop

Brian P. Kennedy is the new director of the Hood Museum of Art, effective July 1. Kennedy comes to Dartmouth with extensive international experience in the museum world, having served as director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) since 1997. Earlier, he was the assistant director of the National Gallery of Ireland in his native Dublin. He has written several books and edited a number of others, and has authored or coauthored various exhibition catalogues.

Kennedy received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees from University College, Dublin. He succeeds Derrick Cartwright, who served as director of the Hood from 2001 until 2004.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts welcomes Jeffrey H. James as its sixth director in August. James serves currently as chief executive of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, which administers the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and the Cunningham Studio and its allied programs. His prior positions include founding president of the International Foundation for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, as well as senior management, fund-raising, and marketing assignments at the California Institute for the Arts, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the New York Philharmonic, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

James succeeds Lewis A. Crickard '35A, who is retiring in July.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08