The Los Angeles Times reports on the appointment of two new curators to the Hammer Museum:
Douglas Fogle, the curator of contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh who organized last year’s “Carnegie International,” has been appointed chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs at the Westwood institution. Anne Ellegood, a contemporary art specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has been named the Hammer’s senior curator. Both will begin their work in Los Angeles in May. [ . . . ] Fogle, 44, succeeds Gary Garrels, who left last fall for a position at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The new chief curator grew up in Chicago and was educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and UC Santa Cruz. He was a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for 11 years before moving to the Carnegie in 2005. As overseer of the Hammer’s curatorial and education departments, he will play a leading role in exhibitions and other public programs, collection development and the artist residency program.
Ellegood, 42, will move into the position formerly occupied by James Elaine, now an adjunct curator. A native of Portland, Ore., Ellegood prepared for her career at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. She was a curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York for five years and served as collector Peter Norton’s New York curator before joining the staff at the Hirshhorn, where she has developed many exhibitions since 2005. At the Hammer, she will organize large shows and take charge of “Hammer Projects,” a series of installations and exhibitions by emerging artists.
Hammer Museum Appoints New Curators (Culture Monster)