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Prominent architecture and design curator lands new post at Hammer Museum

July 15, 2010 | 11:01 am

BHatGettyDec09 The Hammer Museum has hired Brooke Hodge as its director of exhibition management and publications. 

A visible figure in the world of architecture and design, Hodge was a curator in those fields at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 2001 until 2009, when her job was eliminated as part of a larger round of staff layoffs. Before that, from 1991 to 2000, she was director of exhibitions and publications at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She got her start in museums at the Canadian Center for Architecture. 

Reached by phone in Milwaukee, where she has been advising the Milwaukee Art Museum on its 2011 Frank Lloyd Wright show, she described her new job as “overseeing organizational aspects of exhibitions and publications, including budgets.” 

“It’s the kind of work I enjoy doing, but broader in focus than anything I’ve done before,” she says. “I’m going to keep my hand in the architecture and design world through my writing.” 

Hodge currently writes a biweekly design blog for T Magazine of the New York Times and is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times magazine. She starts her job at the Hammer this Monday, reporting to deputy director Douglas Fogle. She is replacing Jessica Hough, who will be leaving the museum in August. 

--Jori Finkel

Image: Courtesy Brooke Hodge.