Nicole Stuckenberger, Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic Studies and curator of
Thin Ice, is interviewed about the exhibition for a story on global
warming on Vermont Public Radio.
Engaged in dialogue on a program for CATV are, from left to right, David Cateforis, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Kansas; Eleanor Heartney, writer and art critic; Wenda Gu, artist; and Brian Kennedy, Director of the Hood Museum of Art.
"People with every taste and preference in the world of art find something
wonderful to savor at the Hood Museum of Art."
--NewEngland.com, "60 Great Things to Do in New Hampshire"
Increased awareness, greater attendance, and a steady general buzz about the Hood have generated a stronger presence of the Hood in the media, on the Web, and in the community this past year. Significant coverage of Hood exhibitions include Thin Ice in Dagens Nyheter of Stockholm, Dreaming their Way in Art in America, and Wenda Gu in USA Today, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and on the Associated Press wire. Stories about Hood exhibitions and events have also appeared in ArtDaily.com and Antiques and the Arts Weekly, as well as regional newspapers and publications (Valley News, Concord Monitor, Connecticut Valley Spectator, Vermont Standard, Burlington Free Press, Press-Republican, Seven Days, Manchester Union Leader, VOX of Dartmouth, the Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Free Press, the Collegiate Journal of Art, and Dartmouth’s Notes to Neighbors newsletter). Three stories appeared in Dartmouth Life: the first two about students' transformative experiences at the Hood ("Ashurnasirpal's Spell," about a student's decision to change his major from computer science to religion after visiting the Hood with a class, and "The Curatorial Art," about an intern's experience making A Space for Dialogue), and the third about the Inuksuk built by Peter Irniq, artist and first Commissioner of Nunavut, as part of the Our Land exhibition. Numerous blogs explored Hood exhibitions and timely topics such as globalism and the art market and climate change that it engaged with. Circulation of newspapers, magazines, and online publications totaled 20,032,630.
Public Radio and television have played a larger role in generating interest in the Hood's activities. New Hampshire Public Radio produced a story in fall 2006 about the preparations for the Wenda Gu exhibition. That story was picked up by National Public Radio and broadcast in December on Day to Day. Vermont Public Radio featured an interview with Nicole Stuckenberger, guest-curator for Thin Ice, during a week-long focus on climate change. A report on the Wenda Gu installation aired in June on WCAX-TV (Burlington, Vermont) news and a feature was produced for New Hampshire Chronicle (WMUR-TV, Manchester, NH). All of the Hood's lectures and gallery talks are now video-taped and aired during a regular Sunday evening broadcast on the local television station, CATV CH 8. A series of interviews are now available on the Hood’s Web site including those with Peter Irniq, El Anatsui, former Hood director Jacquelynn Baas, and Wenda Gu with Art in America critic Eleanor Heartney and scholar David Cateforis.
Hood-produced publicity materials also proliferated this past year. New letterhead, envelopes, and business cards reflecting the logo adopted last year were created. Full-color flyers are produced and distributed widely for all major programs. The Hood produced 90,000 copies of its 2007 general brochure and distributed it to hotels, state welcome centers, businesses, on campus, at area attractions, and throughout the region. The Hood produced an exhibition poster for Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment. The monthly Hood Happenings e-newsletter now reaches 250 people, many of whom have signed up for the service via our Web site. The Hood has also developed a graphic identity and publicity plan for its new membership program. Banners promoting the Hood’s major exhibitions continuously top the lamp posts of Hanover’s Main Street. The Hood was also granted special permission by the College to install banners on either side of the Dartmouth Green for the Wenda Gu installation. Finally, the Hood’s Public Relations Coordinator revised and produced a new comprehensive publicity plan for 2007-8 as part of the Hood’s annual goal to better guide its public relations efforts to the most effective outlets.
Last Updated: 10/17/07