Museum Press

Maura Brennan Curator at Housatonic Museum of Art

News Release

Maura Brennan

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.,/p>

The Housatonic Museum is open when the college is open. More information at 203-332-5052.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: <> .

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 Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.