|Name David Brigham|
|Books Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience|
David r brigham
David R. Brigham is an American educator, art historian, and, as of 2010, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Brigham studied English and Accounting at the University of Connecticut before pursuing a master's degree in Museum Studies/American Civilization and a doctorate in American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania. Brigham had served as Executive Director of the Allentown Museum of Art from 2002 to 2007 and the Director of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts from 1996 to 2002. He is the author of Public Culture in the Early Republic: Charles Wilson Peale's Museum and Its Audience (1995).