Former Director, Burchfield Penney Art Center
Executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and a research professor at the SUNY Buffalo State until July 2017. Prior to assuming the position at Burchfield in 2012, Bannon served as the seventh director of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, located in Rochester, N.Y. During his 16-year tenure at the Eastman House, he developed three postgraduate programs and created alliances with museums, universities and collectors’ clubs throughout the United States. He also facilitated many of the most well-attended exhibitions in the museum’s 65-year history. In addition, he oversaw the digitization of collections and social-media campaigns to share Eastman House’s unparalleled collections with the world.