Brian FerrisoPortland Museum of Art

    Brian Ferriso is the Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. director and chief curator of the Portland Art Museum. No­table accomplishments during his tenure include significant investments in the curatorial and education departments, new endowments for curatorial positions, programs and access, major acquisitions Asians and Native American art and works by eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentiety-cen­tury masters, and the mounting of special exhibitions, including “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection,” 2015; “The Enclave: Richard Mosse,” 2014–15; “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,” 2014; “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,” 2013; and “The Artist’s Touch, The Craftsman’s Hand: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints from the Portland Art Museum,” 2011–12. Ferriso has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, and published in Curator: The Museum Journal and Museum magazine. Previously, he served as director of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and deputy director and senior director of curatorial affairs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Ferriso is the recipient of the 2012 Excellency Award from the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture. He is currently president of the Association of Art Museum Direc­tors and a trustee of the American Federation of Arts. Ferriso received his MA in arts administration from New York University, MA in art history from the Univer­sity of Chicago, and BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.

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