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Hood Museum of Art
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Hanover, NH 03755
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Publications and Web site

The past year saw the arrival of numerous publications, large and small, at the Hood Museum of Art. The major catalogue authored by Bart Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, includes an essay by Bart on the history of teaching art history and the development of the European collections at Dartmouth as well as over 120 entries of works ranging from the Renaissance to the modern period by a large array of scholars. Additionally, the post-production catalogue for Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe, authored by Brian Kennedy with an interview with the artist, was completed, along with the catalogue for the exhibition Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, with an essay by Joshua Chuang, Class of 1998, and an interview with the artist conducted by Brian Kennedy. A wonderful small catalogue of the California watercolor show From Coastline to Skyline, featured an essay by California art historian Paul Karlstrom and comprehensive and excellent entries on each of the works.

Springtime brought the extensive publication Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity: Tapis from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia, written by guest curator and tapis specialist Dr. Mary-Louise Totton of the Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, to accompany the exhibition of the same name. It features pioneering scholarship, archival and present-day photographs, and full-page plates and numerous details of the over fifty tapis in the Stephen A. Lister Family Collection, forty of which are promised gifts to the museum.

Barbara Thompson produced a brochure for the exhibition Dressing up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala and Bart Thurber for the Alma-Tadema and Antiquity exhibition. There was a twenty-four-page booklet accompanying the Gutman Gallery exhibition Spirit of the Basket Tree: Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine, and a twenty-four-page exhibition guide for Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today. A brochure also accompanied the spring–summer 2009 Harrington Gallery teaching exhibition France in Transformation: The Caricature of Honoré Daumier, 1833-1870.

In addition, there have been six Space for Dialogue installations and brochures, including a brochure on Daniel Heyman ’85’s Abu Ghraib Project by former Assistant Curator of Academic Programming Kristin Garcia MALS ’05. Senior intern Space for Dialogue installations and brochures in the past year included the fiftieth installment of the series, America: In Black and White, by Sarah Crnkovich ’09, Interpretation and Programming Intern.

The Hood also produced three quarterly calendars for summer and fall 2008 and winter 2009, which included features on the exhibitions and new acquisitions as well as inserts on the membership program. We also produced a spring–summer 2009 combined issue that included our first calendar of events quarterly insert. In lieu of an additional quarterly publication for summer 2009, we simply mailed out a new calendar, designed like the previous insert, to reflect summer programming and reintroduce the ongoing exhibitions.

Nils Nadeau, Communications and Publications Manager, worked with Sarah Horton of Computing Services to produce a new Web page called Arts at Dartmouth. The page, a quicklink on the Dartmouth home page (and throughout the Hood site), offers links and describes the different ways in which the visual and performing arts are available to Dartmouth students and faculty and members of the Upper Valley community. Nils will be the content editor for the new site, in addition to his work on the Hood Web site.

The Hood continues to evaluate its Web presence, making adjustments to its main Web page and adding new sections to its Web site. The most recent additions are PDFs that describe current education programs and a new section on the Hood’s internship opportunities. The Web site continues to expand to accommodate additional exhibition material (most notably numerous video clips from the Félix de la Concha commission). We have also begun adding object entry content from our recent collection highlights catalogues (American Art at Dartmouth and European Art at Dartmouth) to the Collections Overview section, thereby making this wealth of information available to a much larger audience. The Web site has also been integrated more fully into the Hood’s growing “social media” presence online: news is now available through RSS feeds on the site’s News page and linked to announcements on our Facebook page and via Twitter. Slideshows of Hood images are available on the Welcome page and Calendar of Events page and link visitors directly to the Hood “photostream” on Flickr, and we are presently developing a dedicated museum video playlist on Dartmouth’s branded YouTube site, partly as an extension of the Arts at Dartmouth Web site.

 

2008–9 Catalogues:

Wearing Wealth and Styling Identity: Tapis from Lampung, South Sumatra, Indonesia
Mary-Louise Totton
Distributed by University Press of New England
2009, 208 pages, paper, ISBN# 978-0-944722-37-4, $39.95

Coastline to Skyline: The Philip H. Greene Gift of California Watercolors,1930–1960
Barbara J. MacAdam, with an essay by Paul J. Karlstrom
Distributed by University Press of New England
2008, 72 pages, paper, ISBN# 978-0-944722-37-9, $19.95

Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss
Hood Museum of Art, with an essay by Joshua Chuang
Foreword and artist interview by Brian Kennedy, and contributions by Bruce Herman, Jeffrey Lewis, and Gregory Wolfe
Distributed by University Press of New England
2008, 112 pages, paper, ISBN# 978-0-944722-35-0, $24.95

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art
T. Barton Thurber
Publishing partner: University Press of New England
2008, 256 pages
Paper, ISBN# 978-1-58465-724-8, $40
Cloth, ISBN# 978-1-58465-738-5, $65

Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe
Brian Kennedy
Distributed by University Press of New England
2008, 144 pages, cloth, ISBN# 978-0-944722-34-3, $45

 

2008–9 Brochures

Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala
Barbara Thompson
2008, 6 pages, brochure

Alma-Tadema and Antiquity
T. Barton Thurber
2008, 6 pages, brochure

Spirit of the Basket Tree: Wabanaki Ash Splint Baskets from Maine
Jennifer Sapiel Neptune
2008, 24 pages, brochure

Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today
Emily Shubert Burke
2009, 24 pages, exhibition guide

France in Transformation: The Caricature of Honoré Daumier, 1833–1870
Abigail Hebble Weir
2009, 6 pages, brochure

Last Updated: 1/12/10