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Jasmine Hagans, BS’09

Jasmine Hagans

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JASMINE HAGANS APPOINTED CURATOR OF LECTURES, COURSES, AND CONCERTS AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced that Jasmine Hagans has been appointed Curator of Lectures, Courses, and Concerts. Ms. Hagans was previously the MFA’s Manager of Lectures, Courses, and Concerts since 2010. Her many accomplishments include tripling the size of the Museum’s seasonal series of concerts, making it one of the most varied programs in the city. With Jasmine’s creative insights into planning and music, the MFA has welcomed popular and worldly acts such as Passion Pit, Oliver Mtukudzi, Emeline Michel, Califone, Lost in the Trees, So Percussion, and My Brightest Diamond into their venues. Ms. Hagans created the “Sound Bites” program, which brings in free live music on the second Thursday of each month between the fall and spring.

“Jasmine brings collegiality, creativity and enthusiasm to Contemporary programming here at the MFA. She has been an invaluable support for lectures, courses, and concerts and will continue to bring the Museum’s programs to new heights as Curator,” said Edward Saywell, Chair of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art and Head of Department for MFA Programs.

A native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Ms. Hagans graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University’s Music Industry program in 2009 with minors in Business Administration, Urban Studies, and History. As an undergraduate, she was an intern at the MFA in the Museum Learning and Public Programs department. Ms. Hagans is the daughter of a professional jazz musician and has learned to parlay her musical language into a career in the music industry. Before her tenure at the MFA, she worked in numerous Boston music venues, acted as a tour manager, designed lighting systems, and worked with management companies and booking agencies in Boston and New York City from 2004-2009. Additionally, she received her Certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language in 2008. Ms. Hagans taught English at the English Friends Academy in Seoul, South Korea in August of 2008.

Lectures, Courses, and Concerts at the MFA
MFA Lectures pertain to special exhibitions at the Museum and timely art topics. Speakers include artists and art experts from around the world. Courses are one-day to ten-session offerings designed to complement the latest MFA special exhibition or explore art-related themes. Sundays feature special events celebrating holidays, music, writers, and technology. The Looking Together program encounters the MFA’s collections in small groups led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors that engage in discussion, conversation, and activity. The MFA’s seasonal series of concerts bring a variety of artists— from local bands to worldly performers—to the Museum for special concerts in galleries and other venues throughout the MFA. To learn more about Lectures, Courses, and Concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, please visit the Lectures and Courses website at http://www.mfa.org/programs/lectures-and-courses and the Concerts website at http://www.mfa.org/programs/music. All information can also be found in the MFA’s seasonal “Lectures, Courses, and Concerts” brochures, available at the Sharf Visitor Center.