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THOMAS O’BRIEN, American Lawyer, Partner of McCAMISH, MARTIN, BROWN & LOEFFLER, specializing in the field of General Civil, Trial and Appellate Practice. Administrative, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Aviation. Banking Bankruptcy, Creditor Rights, Corporate Copyright, Energy, Estate Planning, Family, Hospital, Insurance, Labor and Employment Relations, Oil and Gas, Probate, Public Utility. Real Estate, School, Taxation and Trust Law.


O’BRIEN, THOMAS was born on December 26, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, United States.


Bachelor in Political Economy with honors, Williams College, 1969. Master in Art, State University of New York, Albany, 1971. Master in Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1984.

HHD (honorary), State University of New York, Albany, 1989.


Assistant professor art, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1972-1980; assistant professor of history art graduate program, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1977-1980; Adjunct Professor, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts director Museum Art, Williams College Museum Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1981-1988; consultant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1986-1988; director, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City, since 1988; director, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, since 1988; director, trustee Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, since 1988. Advising committee music project National Education Association and American Federation Arts, Washington. Adjunct professor.art history Williams College, 1988-1991, director artist in residence program, 1976-1980.

Lecturer in field.


Member Aspen Institute Italia (board directors), Society Kandinsky/Center Georges Pompidou, Gesellschaft fur Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig (advisory board), Council Foreign Relations, Association Art Museum Directors (associate), AFA (advisory committee, Cultural Leadership award, 2007), Yale University Council (committee on the art gallery and British Art Ctr), Réunion des Musées, Society Kandinsky.