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Jessica Hough starts this week as the new director of the Mills College Art Museum. Hough comes to Mills from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Hough will lead the museum in bringing a planned new wing into being, in addition to overseeing the program of contemporary art exhibitions and a collection of more than 8,000 objects.

Hough (pronounced “how”) is known for her exhibitions of contemporary American and international art. She was responsible for organizing a show of the photography of Catherine Opie, “In and Around Home.” Hough appears with Opie in a television interview posted to the Aldrich Web site in 2006.

Hough also collaborated on organizing “Karkhana”, an exhibition of six contemporary Pakistani artists recently featured at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

- Meredith Tromble [Thursday, June 7th, 2007]

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