Tom J. LoughmanWadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

    Dr. Tom J. Loughman joined the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut in February 2016, and is the director and chief executive officer. He previously served as the associate director at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts from 2008 to 2016 as well as in a variety of curatorial, research, and teaching roles in the field. Loughman is a scholar of Italian art and has lectured and published particularly on art, architecture, patronage, and urbanism in early-Renaissance Florence. He has also contributed to exhibition catalogues on artists such as Claude Monet, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Jusepe de Ribera, and Nicolas Poussin. As a curator, Loughman has spearheaded a number of projects highlighting Baroque art in Naples, printmaking in twentieth-century Philadelphia, a focus on sculptors as draftsmen, ancient bronzes from China, as well as the global tour of the Clark’s core collection. Other initiatives have focused on creating a corpus of early Italian paintings and the American Southwest, a course on Giotto di Bondone, and an exhibition and related catalogue examining Sterling Clark’s career as a military officer and explorer in late Imperial China. Loughman earned his PhD from Rutgers University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Kress Fellow, MA from Williams College, and BA from Georgetown University

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