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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Public and Community Programs

Visitors discuss the artwork in the galleries during the adult workshop for the exhibition Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe.

A girl points at the art while exploring the museum with her family.

A boy paints after a trip through the galleries.

"The most important thing she did was armed us with a confident knowledge of the material. She was able to encourage us to look for ourselves and then to share our observations as a group."--Hood Museum of Art visitor after attending a gallery talk, published by Randi Korn & Associates, Purpose Evaluation Report, 2008

The Hood Museum of Art presented public programs in 2007-8 that emphasized direct programmatic connections to the exhibitions and to topics of interest to our faculty, students, and the broader community. Coupling our staff's talents with the many interests of our thriving academic neighbors, our programs extended visitors' experiences, both within and beyond our walls. Program highlights began with a joint venture in July 2007 between the Hood and the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. The daylong scholarly symposium and film release commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's death. The world premiere of the documentary film Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture drew a full house in the 800-seat Spaulding Auditorium, and the lectures and tours in the Hood and Library were also full to capacity. Other highlights included the opening lectures for both American Art at Dartmouth and Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe to standing-room only audiences. In fact, the artist Sean Scully drew a crowd of nearly 300 people, who overflowed into a live-feed auditorium in Dartmouth Hall. In addition to attracting distinguished speakers, the Hood made Dartmouth faculty and its own staff members accessible to the public through dozens of lectures and gallery talks.

A total of eighty-seven programs were presented between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2008, with 3,892 attendees.

Last Updated: 10/15/08