The Hood welcomed three new curatorial and exhibitions team members over the past three months. Together they will contribute to the Hood's diverse programs when the museum opens in 2019.
Molly Papows became the Hood's exhibitions coordinator in June. Molly joins the museum with eight years of professional museum experience from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she served in various roles including lecturer, executive assistant, and curatorial department coordinator. She was the point person on many cross-departmental initiatives, including exhibitions and acquisitions. Most recently she was a contracted archival researcher for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. She has a master's degree in art history and architecture from Boston University.
Jami Powell, the Hood's first associate curator of Native American art, arrived in May. Jami is a citizen of the Osage Nation, has a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has worked at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Peabody Essex Museum. She has published articles in Museum Anthropology, Journal of Anthropological Research, Museum Management and Curatorship, Museum Magazine, and First American Art Magazine. Jami was hired as part of the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Thomas Price joined the Hood in July as a curatorial assistant for American art. He recently graduated with a master's in art history from Williams College, where his research focused on American art, primarily on nineteenth-century painting and photography. Thomas was an intern at the Williams College Museum of Art, where he curated an alumni donor exhibition and assisted with cataloguing and preservation efforts. At the Hood, he will assist the development of permanent collection research and exhibitions. Thomas was hired with support from the Luce Foundation.