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

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Quarterly Calendar of Events

Creating art during a recent family day program.

Dartmouth Student Winter Party

Adult Workshop in the Orozco Room

Children's Workshop

All lectures are held in the Hood Museum of Art Auditorium on the lower level of the museum. All events meet in the Hood galleries and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Click here (PDF) to download the printed version of the summer 2015 Hood Quarterly.

Click here (PDF) to download the museum's 2015 general brochure, which includes information about all of the year's exhibitions.

The museum's interactive Google calendar can be found below the schedule of events.

 

June

10 June, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
Outdoor Sculpture Walk 
Explore sculpture from the museum’s collection located on campus, and consider not only what these works communicate but also how they activate the outdoor spaces they occupy. Back in the studio, make small sculptures to take home. No previous art experience necessary. Enrollment is limited. Click here to register by June 8.

13 June, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
Auto-Graphics: Works by Victor Ekpuk
Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

16 June, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“Memory and Victor Ekpuk’s Wall Drawings”
Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

July

1 July, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Conference Room
SPECIAL FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Art and Craft
(89 min.)
The Hood Museum of Art and Howe Library partner to offer an intimate screening of this new documentary presented by Oscilloscope Laboratories about a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity. Hood Senior Curator of Collections Katherine Hart will facilitate a discussion about the film and forgery in the art world following the film. Light refreshments will be provided. Free but space is limited. Please call the Howe Library to register beginning June 8.
 

15, 22, 29 July, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries
MINDFULNESS IN THE MUSEUM
The Hood is partnering with the Shambala Center in White River Junction, Vermont, to offer time for guided reflection in the museum while meditating on art. Led by Donna Williams and Raven Fennell, participants will engage in the practice of being mindful and present while opening up their senses and experiencing the full richness of the art in the galleries. No experience or registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

16 July, Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT
Opera and Art: Setting the Stage for
The Tender Land
The Hood Museum of art and Opera North partner to offer a glimpse of Depression-era America through art and song. Following a brief introduction to Dustbowl-era Hood photographs by Barbara Macadam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, Opera North artists will present excerpts from Aaron Copeland’s The Tender Land. The event is free but space is limited. Please email events@operanorth.org to reserve your ticket.

18 July, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
Water Ways: Tension and Flow
Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming and curator of the exhibition

 

21 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“Spotlight on Recent Acquisitions”
Juliette Bianco, Interim Director, and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art
Join the interim director and curator of African art for a spotlight talk on two new acquisitions—Benny Andrews’s
Witness (1968) and Chike Obeagu’s City Scape and City Dwellers (2015)— and learn about how and why these works were chosen for the collection and how they support the museum’s teaching mission. This is a special opportunity to preview Obeagu’s work, which will be included in an exhibition in the fall.

25 July, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
Ukara: Ritual Cloth of the Ekpe Secret Society
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

27 July, Monday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: TOUR AND LUNCH WITH A CURATOR
Join fellow members and Bonnie Macadam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, for an intimate exploration of American folk art through select works in the permanent collection. Lunch and discussion will follow in the conference room. Space is limited to twelve. $25.00 per person. Open to all member levels. To register, please call (603) 646-0414 or email Julie.Ann.Otis@Dartmouth.edu by Wednesday, July 22.

AUGUST

4 August, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL WALKING TOUR
Public Art on Campus
Meets in the Maffei Art Plaza
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara c. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

5 August, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Museum Galleries
MINDFULNESS IN THE MUSEUM
See description above.

12 August, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“To See without Taking: Abbott Thayer’s
Below Mount Monadnock
Barbara J. Macadam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art 

 

GROUP TOURS
Free guided tours of the museum’s collections and exhibitions are available by appointment for any group of five or more. Contact us at (603) 646-1469 or hood.museum.tours@dartmouth.edu.

 

Last Updated: 6/2/15