Kerry Brougher, Bio

Kerry Brougher was the Founding Director and CEO of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, where he worked on the building design and construction with Renzo Piano, oversaw the collection’s expansion, and established the exhibition program. For fourteen years, Brougher was the Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C, where he also served as Deputy Director and Interim Director. Before the Hirshhorn, Brougher was the Director of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in England (now Modern Art Oxford) and was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles during its formative years. Along with significant retrospectives of artists such as Jeff Wall, Robert Irwin, Ed Ruscha, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gustav Metzger, and Yves Klein, Brougher is known for his numerous thematic exhibitions, many focusing on film and media, including Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945; Notorious: Alfred Hitchcock and Contemporary Art; Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950; Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900; The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image; and Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950. He also organized SONG 1, artist Doug Aitken‚Äôs 360-degree moving image projection onto the circular facade of the Hirshhorn. He received a BA in Art History from the University of California at Irvine and an MA in Film and Television History from the University of California at Los Angles. Brougher, who has won numerous awards for his exhibitions and books, is Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.