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<b>Thomas J. Loughman will run the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford</b>

Thomas J. Loughman, who's been the associate director of program and planning at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, has been named the new director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The Board of Trustees announced Thursday that he was chosen from an international search of 80 candidates. Loughman said in a statement released by the museum, "The opportunity to lead America's oldest continuously-operating art museum during this pivotal moment is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I embrace wholeheartedly."