Brooke Hodge

Brooke Hodge is Director of Architecture and Design at Palm Springs Art Museum. Prior to joining the staff in June 2016, Hodge served as Deputy Director at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City for two years. From 2010-July 2014 she was Director of Exhibitions Management and Publications at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and from 2001 to 2009 she was Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where she organized major exhibitions on the work of architect Frank Gehry and car designer J Mays, as well as Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture, a groundbreaking thematic exhibition that examined the relationship between contemporary fashion and architecture. Accompanied by a full-color scholarly catalogue, co-published by Thames and Hudson, Skin + Bones opened in Los Angeles in 2006 and traveled to museums in Tokyo and London. From 1991-2001, Hodge was Director of Exhibitions and Publications at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she also held the positions of Adjunct Curator of Architecture at the Fogg Art Museum and Assistant Dean of Arts Programs at the Graduate School of Design. At Harvard, she organized numerous exhibitions of the work of architects and designers, including Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, theater designer and artist Robert Wilson, and fashion designer Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, among others. Holding a master’s degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia, Hodge has written extensively about art, design, and architecture for The New York Times T Magazine, as well as for other journals including Wallpaper*Metropolis, Pin-Up, and Cultured. Her last exhibition “Provocations: the Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio” was presented at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2014), Hammer Museum (2015), and Cooper Hewitt (2015).