Jens Hoffmann.

Jens Hoffmann Suspended from Jewish Museum After Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Jens Hoffmann, an independent curator, former deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, and, most recently, the director of special exhibitions and public programs at the same museum, has been suspended from all ongoing projects at the institution due to allegations of sexual harassment brought by museum staff members late last week, according to a report by Andy Battaglia at Artnews.

Hoffmann has been with the Jewish Museum since 2012, and he recently left his position as artistic codirector of “FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.” FRONT codirector Michelle Grabner has assumed full duties for the triennial in Cleveland. Additionally, the 2019 edition of the Honolulu Biennial, which Hoffmann was curating, has terminated its relationship with him. Hoffmann’s lawyer, Lance Gotko, maintains that his client has not subjected any staff at the Jewish Museum to sexual harassment.