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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
603.646.2808
hood.museum@dartmouth.edu

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Public and Community Programs (Cont.)

Gallery Talks
Gallery Talk: “Collecting and Connoisseurship: Recent European Acquisitions,” by T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

Holiday Open House
Visitors at the 2008 Holiday Open House

Family and Children Program
Family Program in the watercolor exhibition Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors, 1930-1960

Family and Children Program
Projects in the studio during the watercolor family program

Family and Children Program
Adventures in Art #3: Take a Trip to Europe!

European Prints at the Hood Museum of Art

European Prints at the Hood Museum of Art
Images from the European Prints at the Hood Museum of Art member course.

Spirited Baskets Adult Workshop
Studio work in the Spirited Baskets adult workshop.

Felix de la Concha Adults workshop
A portrait, the sitter, and the artist in the spring 2009 exhibition Felix de la Concha: Private Portraits/Public Conversations

Felix de la Concha Adults workshop
The artist Felix de la Concha and his self-portrait in the Hood galleries.

Felix de la Concha Adults workshop
Practicing in the Felix de la Concha: Portraits and Stories adult workshop.

Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity Adults workshop
Exploring the exhibition Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity: Tapis from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia in an adult workshop.

Gallery Talks

July 8
“African Remembrances: Black Womanhood in European and Contemporary Diasporic Art,” Angela Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Art History

July 15
“Pompeii and Herculaneum in Alma-Tadema’s Painting The Sculpture Gallery,” T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

July 22
“Joseph Blackburn’s Jonathan Simpson, 1758: The Portrayal of Status in Colonial Boston,” Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, and Margaret E. Spicer, Professor Emerita of Theater and Adjunct Curator of the Henry B. Williams Costume Collection

July 29
“Looking Through the Colonial Lens: Postcards in Black Womanhood,” Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

August 5
“X-ray Vision: A Conservator’s View of Three Major Paintings in the Hood Collection,” Sandy Webber, Conservator of Paintings, Williamstown Art Conservation Center

October 14
“European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art,” T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

October 21
“Call and Response: The Work of Ben Frank Moss,” Joshua Chuang, Class of 1998, Assistant Curator of Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery, and artist Ben Frank Moss

November 4
“Dutch Paintings from the Golden Age,” Joy Kenseth, Professor and Chair of Art History

November 18
“Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, and the Making of Modernism,” Barbara Will, Associate Professor of English

December 2
“Collecting and Connoisseurship: Recent European Acquisitions,” T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

January 20
“New Perspectives on Selected Old Master Paintings,” Colleen Randall, Associate Professor, Studio Art

January 27
“Photographers on Photography: A Conversation with Virginia Beahan and Brian Miller”

January 28
“Spirit of the Basket Tree: Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine,” Alex Bortolot, Assistant Curator, Special Projects

February 3
“Photography and Life: The Real and the Imagined,” Subhankar Banerjee, photographer and artist-in-residence, Studio Art Department

February 10
“Contemporary Trends in Portraiture,” Emily Burke, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

May 12
“France in Transformation: Caricatures by Honore Daumier, 1833-1870,” Abigail Weir, Curatorial Assistant

May 26
“Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity,” Alex Bortolot, Assistant Curator, Special Projects

 

Special Events

November 1
Dialogue on Poetry and Art
Michael Stone-Richards, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Department of Liberal Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, and Gregory Wolfe, publisher and editor of Image and director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Seattle Pacific University

December 10
Holiday Open House
Free and open to the public

April 3
Private Opening Event for Participants in the Félix de la Concha Portrait Project

 

Member Programs

Member Course: European Paintings and Sculpture at the Hood Museum of Art
Mondays, October 20-November 10, 2008

Member Course: European Prints at the Hood Museum of Art
Mondays, January 26-February 16, 2009

Sneak Preview: Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today
January 13

Hood Gala One Night in November: The Grand Tour
November 8

More for Members: Museum Shop Holiday Preview Sale
November 19

Regional Museum Trip: Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts
May 28

 

Tours

July 12: Introductory Tour of Black Womanhood with Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic and Native American Art

August 2: Introductory Tour of Black Womanhood

September 20: Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

October 4: Introductory Tour of Immanence and Revelation

October 11: Introductory Tour of California Watercolors: The Philip Greene Collection

October 18: Introductory Tour of Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala

October 25: Introductory Tour of Black Womanhood

November 15: Special Introductory Tour of Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, with the artist and Brian Kennedy, Director

November 22: Introductory Tour of The Philip Greene Collection

December 8: Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

January 10: Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

January 24: Introductory Tour of Spirit of the Basket Tree

February 21: Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

January 31: Hood Highlights Tour

February 7: Introductory Tour of Modern and Contemporary Photography

March 7: Introductory Tour of Modern and Contemporary Photography

April 4: Introductory Tour of Spirit of the Basket Tree

April 18: Introductory Tour of Félix de la Concha: Private Portraits/Public Conversations

April 25: Introductory Tour of Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity

May 9: Introductory Tour of Spirit of the Basket Tree

May 16: Introductory Tour of Félix de la Concha: Private Portraits/Public Conversations

May 23: Introductory Tour of Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity

May 30: Introductory Tour of France in Transformation: The Caricatures of Honoré Daumier

June 27: Introductory Tour of Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity

 

Family and Children’s Programs

5 October
Adventures in Art #1: Amazing Molas
“Monkeys, spies, baseball, and eye-popping patterns are just some of what you’ll find in your exploration of decorative fabric panels called molas from Kuna Yala, a part of Panama. The group will explore in the galleries and then make their own paper molas in the studio.”

12 October
Adventures in Art #2: Picturing Place
“Participants will explore watercolors made by California artists as well as oil paintings by Dartmouth professor Ben Moss to see how place can be shown in many different ways. The group will then take a short walk to a natural area and create their own pictures of the outdoors using watercolors.”

15 October
ArtVentures: Colorful Molas from Panama

19 October
Adventures in Art #3: Take a Trip to Europe!
“Have fun looking at a variety of art in the European exhibition—paintings that look so real you feel as if you could step into them, works by artists using “wild” colors, and paintings and sculptures that are almost like puzzles. In the studio, students will work with a variety of materials to create collages based on what they saw in the museum.”

18 January
Family Day: Explore European Art
“Have fun exploring great works of art in the museum’s European exhibition—paintings that look so real you feel as if you could step into them, sculptures full of movement and energy, modern works that look like puzzles. Then experiment with a variety of art materials to create your own “masterpiece.” For children ages 6 to 12 and their adult companions. No pre-registration required. For information, call (603) 646-1469.”

15 February
Adventures in Art: Spirited Baskets
“From simple containers to baskets shaped like acorns and pumpkins, we’ll explore baskets old and new made by Native American artists of the Wabanaki tribes of Maine. Then, using a variety of materials, we’ll create our own baskets in the studio. This program led by a museum educator is for children ages 6 to 10 and their adult companions. The program will be offered at two different times; space is limited to twenty participants for each time slot.”

3 May
Family Day: Sailing Ships, Silk, and Gold: Textiles from Indonesia
“Discover the textiles of Indonesia. Explore these handwoven fabrics decorated with gold and silver, mirrors and mica, and learn about the sailing ships that brought wealth and prosperity to South Sumatra, a key port between East and West Asia. Then in the studio decorate fabrics to wear home. For children ages six to twelve and their adult companions.”

 

Teen Workshops

19 November, Wednesday, 1:00 - 1:30 PM
Introduction to Molas
Co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art and Howe Library
This workshop for students in grades 6-8 featured a museum visit and an art activity. Students explored the exhibition Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala, and then create colorful paper artworks inspired by the textiles they viewed in the gallery.

18 February, Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Telling Stories with Portraits
Co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art and the Howe Library
This workshop for students in grades 6-8 featured a museum visit and an art activity. Students explored portraits in the European Art at Dartmouth exhibition and discovered what can be learned from them. In the studio students created collage portraits inspired by literary characters.

29 April, Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Wearing Wealth: Textiles from Indonesia
Co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art and the Howe Library
This workshop for students in grades 6-8 featured a museum visit and studio activity. Students explored the exhibition Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity: Tapis from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia, and then created their own richly embellished textile panels in the studio.

13 May, Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Native American Baskets: The Art of Tradition
Co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art and the Howe Library
This workshop for students in grades 6-8 featured a museum visit and a studio activity. Participants explored the exhibition Spirit of the Basket Tree: Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine. Students were then introduced to weaving with ribbons and basket forms in the studio.

 

Adult Workshops

8 October, Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Making an Impression
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to learn how artists such as Durer, Rembrandt, Piranesi, Goya and Picasso used woodcut, engraving, and etching techniques to create prints. Then spend time in the studio making a simple block print of your own. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to 16.”

5 November, Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Marvelous Molas
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to explore the Hood Museum of Art’s exhibition Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala. Mola means blouse or clothing in the Kuna language. It is also the word used to describe colorful panels made of cotton fabric and thread created by the Kuna women of Panama We’ll explore more than 30 molas in the galleries that feature images from daily life, nature, and contemporary culture. Then we’ll spend time in the studio making a multilayered paper mola. No previous art experience necessary. Free. Participation limited to fifteen.”

3 December, Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Luminous Landscapes
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to learn more about the landscapes of Ben Frank Moss. These poetic and evocative works, painted with lush color and gorgeous brushwork, invite reverie and emotional and spiritual responses. We’ll explore their power to capture the imagination and then spend time in the studio creating landscapes on canvas. Designed for adults interested in learning more about contemporary art. No previous art experience necessary. Free. Participation limited to fifteen.”

4 February, Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Explore European Art
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to explore the Hood’s collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculpture. We’ll touch upon some of the major ideas in European art history and then experiment with various drawing techniques and materials in the studio. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to 16.”

4 March, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Spirited Baskets
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to explore the Hood’s exhibition of ash-splint baskets made by Wabanaki artists from the nineteenth century to today. We’ll look at basketry not only as a beautiful art form, but also how it became a means of survival, and an inseparable part of past and present Native American cultures and traditions. Then, we’ll try our hand at simple basket weaving in our studio. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to 16.”

6 May, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Felix de la Concha: Portraits and Stories
“Bring a friend or plan to make a new one in this lively, discussion-based program exploring the work of Felix de la Concha. In his work, de la Concha paints a portrait in two hours while the sitter shares his or her story. In the studio, we’ll pair up to sketch each other and share stories of our own. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to sixteen.”

13 May, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Wearable Wealth: Textiles from Indonesia
“Join this lively, discussion-based program to explore the exhibition Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity: Tapis from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia. We’ll learn about fabulous handwoven and embellished textiles, the maritime trade that fueled Sumatra’s prosperity, and the ways in which clothing communicates social station and clan identity. Finally, we’ll decorate textiles of our own with a variety of materials in the studio. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to sixteen.”

24 June, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Learning to Look
“The Hood Museum of Art has developed a simple technique to empower all visitors to look carefully and think critically about any work of art they encounter. Experience it for yourself in this relaxed, discussion-based workshop and you’ll enjoy your museum visits and art experiences on a deeper level in the future. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to sixteen.”

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