The Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire, has appointed Jessica Hong as its associate curator of global contemporary art. Hong, who was previously an assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, will begin her time at the museum this January.
In addition to her work for museums, Hong has also contributed to various art publications, including BOMB Magazine and journals put out by the ICA and SculptureCenter. Hong said in a statement, “I am honored to be joining the Hood at this exciting time in the museum’s long history. 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.”
She joins the museum as it prepares to reopen its newly renovated and expanded building this January. The Hood’s director, John Stomberg, added, “Her appointment allows the museum to increase its efforts in collecting and exhibiting global contemporary art, and she will make many great contributions in the context of Dartmouth, a college long dedicated to teaching and learning with international art from all eras.”