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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Academic Programs

Dartmouth undergraduates talk with artist Renee Cox.

A member of the course Writing 5 uses the art for inspiration.

Students examine Mark Rothko's Orange and Lilac Over Ivory.

Learning in the Galleries, 2007-8

"They have really kept that [teaching resource] as part of their focus and mission . . . It requires tremendous use of their staff and resources to serve all the different constituents on campus and they do it willingly and as a real part of their mission."--Dartmouth faculty member talking about the Hood, published by Randi Korn & Associates, Purpose Evaluation Report, 2008

"The Hood is fantastic about being accessible. If you have an [particular] interest [in art], they're more than happy to work with you on it."--Catalina Gorla, Class of 2009, from Dartmouth Free Press, "Under the Hood," February 8, 2008

SEAD Collaboration

Summer 2008 marked the third year that the museum collaborated with Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD). SEAD is a program that expands educational and cultural opportunities for promising high school students from under-resourced urban and rural schools by encouraging academic preparedness and personal growth through intensive summer immersions at Dartmouth as well as year-round mentoring by Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff. Students enrolled in the program come to Dartmouth for three consecutive summers. This innovative program received a Social Justice Award in 2007 as part of the College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations.

In 2006, the high school students and Dartmouth mentors who were involved in SEAD I visited the museum for a tour that engaged them in the exploration of works of art and encouraged them to view museums as fun and educational places. During the summer of 2007, the SEAD program focused its activities around the theme of the environment and place. Students had the opportunity to tour contemporary artist Wenda Gu's installation united nations in Baker Library, learn about arctic objects, and view and discuss the inuksuk built by Peter Irniq, former Commissioner of Nunavut, in front of the Admissions Office. This summer, SEAD participants and their Dartmouth student and faculty mentors explored Black Womanhood and discussed themes from the works of art as wide-ranging as colonialism, racism, misogyny, and identity.


Last Updated: 10/16/08