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Maura Brennan Curator at Housatonic Museum of Art
BRIDGEPORT, CT, October 16, 2011 – Art historian Maura Brennan has been
appointed Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Housatonic Museum of
Art at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport.
The one year appointment has been made possible by grant funding from the Werth
Family Foundation and the Fairfield County Community Foundation totaling $30,000.
Brennan has interned at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, held an NEA fellowship
position at the RISD Museum in Providence, R. I. and was the Assistant
Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Worcester Art Museum. She taught art
history for over four years at Becker College. She holds a BA in Art History
from Barnard College, Columbia University and a MA in Art History from Williams
College in Massachusetts.
Brennan says, “I love running an active print room and am most comfortable
in this kind of a setting.” She lives in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where
she is currently doing research on her 18th-century home.
The Housatonic Museum is open when the college is open. More information at
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HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150
yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank
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