Brenneman, who will begin as director July 1, brings more than 20 years of experience in the art museum field and almost 13 years as a senior administrator at the High. He received his Ph.D. in art history from Brown University and also graduated from the Getty Museum Leadership Institute in 2004. He received the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in 2008; previous and subsequent recipients of the award, established in 1957, have included such American arts luminaries as T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Meryl Streep and Patti Smith.
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