Jarrett Gregory heads to the Hirshhorn

The curator joins the museum’s growing curatorial team after organizing the recent Armory Show in New York and serving as assistant curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


photo portrait of Gregory

Jarrett Gregory (Photo bty Jonathan Urban)

The curator Jarrett Gregory—who organised the buzz-generating, re-jigged Focus sector at this year’s Armory Show in New York—begins a new position today, 6 March, as a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Hirshhorn team,” she said over email as she rode the train from New York to Washington. Gregory made a splash during her tenure as the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) from 2011 to 2016, where she organised the American leg of the French artist Pierre Huyghe’s first major retrospective.

Jarrett joins a fast-growing curatorial team at the Smithsonian museum. She is the fourth curator the Hirshhorn has hired in just over two years. Most recently, the museum appointed its first curator of media and performance art, Mark Beasley, in December. Melissa Chiu, the museum’s director since 2014, says in a statement: “As the national institution of contemporary art, our primary mission is to present a considered and inclusive view of modern art history, and we are fortunate that each one of our curators brings a distinct perspective and wealth of expertise to this mission.” Read more from Victoria Stapley-Brown for The Art Newspaper.

Posted: 6 March 2017
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