Hammer Museum Nails Down New Director of Exhibition Management, Publications

b_hodge.jpgWe first marvelled at the curatorial panache of Brooke Hodge back when she was organizing stellar shows celebrating the likes of Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, and Rei Kawakubo in the cultural whirl of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then, she’s taken the left coast by storm (as curator of architecture and design at MOCA) with such extraordinary exhibitions as “Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture.” Now Hodge is joining Team Philbin (Ann, not Regis) at the Hammer Museum as director of exhibition management and publications.

In her new role at the University of California, Los Angeles-operated institution, Hodge will provide management and guidance to the curatorial department, including assuming oversight of projects and administrative responsibility for the department’s staff and budget. She will also help to oversee the museum’s growing slate of exhibitions (have you seen Greg Lynn‘s “Fountain”?), programs, and publications. “I am thrilled to be joining the staff of what I think is one of the most dynamic museums in the country, and definitely in LA—and am looking forward to helping the Hammer realize its ambitious exhibition schedule and coming publication projects,” said Hodge, who Philbin described as “a colleague we have long admired,” adding, “I know that her organizational prowess and many years of institutional experience will serve the Hammer well.”

Previously on UnBeige:

  • At Hammer Museum, Nic Hess Climbs the Walls