The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Brendan Connell, Jr. appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S.


LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced that Brendan Connell, Jr. has been named its new Chief Operating Officer.

Beginning June 20, Connell’s duties will include oversight and management of operations, administration, and finance, among other areas. He will also serve as a core member of the Museum’s leadership team overseeing the construction of the new facility and is the key strategist in establishing operating procedures and processes for the museum.

Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum, said, “The Academy Museum is thrilled to welcome Brendan Connell to the team at this exciting moment as we approach the 2019 opening. As a seasoned museum executive, Brendan will be an invaluable asset to the institution, rounding out our leadership team with his tremendous expertise in all areas of museum operations, from high-level strategic planning to real time, on-the-ground tactics.”

Connell said. “I could not be more excited about working with Kerry and Museum leadership to help make the vision for this amazing film center a reality and to establish the Academy Museum as a must-visit destination for movie lovers from around the world. I look forward to building a team dedicated to innovations that energize the visitor’s experience at this extraordinary institution.”

Connell joins the Academy Museum from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In his 18 years at the Guggenheim, he served in both managerial and legal roles, most recently as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for creating a world-class experience for the museum’s one million annual visitors. As the senior executive responsible for day-to-day operations in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building, Connell launched a number of initiatives to reimagine the visitor experience at the museum, oversaw the redesign of its security systems and safety protocols, and served on the leadership team overseeing the award-winning restoration of the museum completed for the building’s 50th anniversary. Also leading the museum’s human resources team, Connell championed diversity at all levels and focused on quality of life issues for the museum’s employees, interns, and volunteers.

Prior to joining the Guggenheim, Connell was Legal Director at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, the nation’s largest legal services organization for artists. He was also a litigation associate at the New York City law firm Reid & Priest.

Connell has served on the steering committee of the ALI-CLE Legal Issues in Museum Administration conference and, since 2002, has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Law School, where he speaks on exempt organization topics. He graduated from Dartmouth College and received his JD from New York University School of Law. He is president of DGALA, Dartmouth’s 1100-member LGBTQIA+ alumni/ae association and was elected to the executive committee of the College’s Association of Alumni in 2016.





Today's News

June 5, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

Sotheby's unveils Matisse portrait of Bloomsbury Group's Mary Hutchinson

Okwui Enwezor to leave Munich's Haus der Kunst

Christie's announces highlights from the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London

New book provides an overview of Van Gogh’s renowned collection of Japanese prints

Exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's final works on view at Gagosian

Rare dinosaur skeleton sells for two million euros

Exhibition at Jeu de Paume offers a renewed reading of Gordon Matta-Clark's work

First building by Olafur Eliasson opens in Denmark

British Pavilion in Venice offers visitors a place to meet or to relax amongst the tree-tops of the Giardini

Phillips to offer Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner wristwatch

Forum Gallery opens exhibition of eight new paintings by self-taught artist Stephanie Wilde

Quinn's & Waverly to auction works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Modigliani and Sam Gilliam

Extremely rare 1961 Fleer basketball card set leads Grey Flannel Summer 2018 Auction

Brendan Connell, Jr. appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation welcomes new Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer

Exhibition marks 70 years since the Empire Windrush arrived carrying Caribbean migrants to Britain

The life and times of Kazimir Malevich at Bonhams Fine Book Sale

T. Rex snarls at visitors to Paris botanical garden

Mughal exhibition in Kabul a reminder of the city's artistic glory

Magnum sale offers signed or estate-stamped, 6x6" museum quality prints for $100

Inaugural NOVA new media interactive art prize announced

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful