Martin E. Sullivan

Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C

 

Martin Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Siena College with a degree in History, and received his M.A. and Ph.D in American History from the University of Notre Dame.  From 1990 to 1999, Dr. Sullivan served as director of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.  He has chaired three national boards, including the American Association of Museums' Accreditation Commission and the President's Advisory Committee on Cultural Property, U.S. State Department.  In 2006, Dr. Sullivan was named to the Centennial Honor Roll of the American Association of Museums.  Dr. Sullivan joined the National Portrait Gallery in 2008 as the fifth director in the museum's history.