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99th Annual Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show

Exhibition Dates: 04/07/2022 – 08/05/2022

Location: Hagen Gallery

The Erie Art Museum, in partnership with the Edinboro University Art Department, selected Jessica Hong as the Spring Show 2022 juror. Hong is the new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA). where  she is responsible for broadening art historical narratives and shaping a dynamic collection and exhibition program. Prior to the TMA, she was the Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art and the first to fill this position on the occasion of the museum’s major expansion. In this inaugural role, she complicated the presumed temporal specificity of the “contemporary,” bridging collection areas across time and media in her exhibitions, to foster holistic understandings of our present.

Previously, she was Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston where she organized exhibitions including Arthur Jafa: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death (2018) and the Boston presentation of We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 (2018). . She was also part of the new Division of Modern and Contemporary Art that launched the renovated Harvard Art Museums. She was previously based in New York and held curatorial positions at Independent Curators International (ICI), SculptureCenter, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Hong has written editorials and articles for BOMB MagazineNew England Museums Now, as well as Hood Museum, ICA/Boston, SculptureCenter, and Dartmouth publications. She has been a visiting lecturer at various academic institutions including Emerson College, Dartmouth College, Maryland College of Art, Lesley University, New York University, among others. Additionally, she continues to serve as a national critic and juror for numerous fellowships, awards, and residency programs. Hong received her M.A. with Distinction in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and B.A. in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, graduating Cum Laude and with Department Honors.

Over 70 artists are featured in this year’s Spring Show with more than 80 individual pieces of artwork.

Jessica Hong Keynote