Jens Hoffmann, the deputy director at New York’s Jewish Museum and a key figure in the institution’s programming since joining the staff in 2012, will be leaving his post, according to a staff e-mail from Claudia Gould, the museum’s director.
Hoffmann will retain the title of director of special exhibitions and public programs at the museum, “while he also pursues projects with other institutions,” according to the e-mail. The first of these projects, according to Gould, is as co-artistic director of FRONT International: Cleveland Exhibition for Contemporary Art, an arts festival that will be held every three years beginning in 2018.
The reason for the organizational shift, in Gould’s words, is because Hoffmann’s “passion has always been curating exhibitions and working closely with artists, and he has recently expressed his desire to refocus his attention more fully on these areas.”
The Jewish Museum did not immediately respond to a request for comment.