November 30, 2018

Jessica Hong Joins Hood Museum as Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art

HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE—The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has appointed Jessica Hong as its inaugural associate curator of global contemporary art. Hong will join the Hood team during the lead-up to the reopening of the renovated museum. Following the completion of a $50 million expansion project led by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, the museum will reopen on January 26 with double its original square footage, 42 percent more exhibition space, and additional classrooms and flexible space for public programming.

“I am honored to be joining the Hood at this exciting time in the museum’s long history,” Hong said. “I have greatly admired the Hood as a premier teaching museum, with its forward-thinking programming, robust and vast collection, advanced research and scholarship, and dedication to cultivating intimate encounters with a diverse range of artistic and cultural dialogues. With the Hood’s reopening, I am eager to be part of the museum’s dynamic and insightful team, engaging with students, faculty, and the broader Dartmouth community while building connections with the world at large in this newly created role.”

Hong currently serves as assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, where she organized numerous exhibitions, including “Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death” (2018) and the museum’s presentation of “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85” (2018). Previously, she was part of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art team that launched the revamped Harvard Art Museums, redesigned by architect Renzo Piano. Hong has also held curatorial positions at various New York institutions such as Independent Curators International, SculptureCenter, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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