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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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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

Click here (PDF) to download the printed version of the autumn 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.

*All lectures and film screenings take place in the Hood Museum of Art Auditorium, are free, and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The museum will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. Normal hours of operation will resume on Friday, November 27.


5 December, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art


8 January, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Eric Aho: “Ice Cuts”
Eric Aho will discuss his paintings of the northern winter landscape, including the Ice Cuts series. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

16 January, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art
Sarah E. Lund ’16, Homma Family Intern, Hood Museum of Art

26 January, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
“Eric Aho’s Ice Cuts”
Kathleen Osgood, Lecturer, University of Vermont
This UVM environmental studies lecturer and former Center for Circumpolar Studies board member will discuss Eric Aho’s Ice Cuts from the perspective of her study of the lifeways and literature of northern native peoples.

30 January, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Eric Aho: Ice Cuts


3 February, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
This discussion-based workshop explores how contemporary artists employ abstraction to communicate ideas and create a range of effects. It features works by regional artists including Eric Aho, Colleen Randall, and Esmé Thompson, paintings by Aboriginal Australian artists, and recent acquisitions by contemporary African artists. In the studio, participants will experiment with mono printing and collage to make a small group of abstract works to take home. No previous art experience necessary. Enrollment is free, but limited. Please register through the museum’s online calendar by February 1.

6 February, Saturday, 11 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Montshire Museum of Science
“Investigate Ice! The Science and Art of Frozen Water”
Join us for a full day of family workshops. Experiments will range from observing the beauty and symmetry of ice crystals to investigating the insulating properties of snow, and art activities will engage with the intersection of light, color, and our frozen environment. Investigate Ice! is a collaboration between the Hood Museum of Art and the Montshire Museum of Science, as part of the Hood’s exhibition Eric Aho: Ice Cuts.

9 February, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
“Queer Cyborgs and Postcolonial Freaks: The Afrofuturism of Binyavanga Wainaina”
Laura Edmondson, Associate Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
In conjunction with Inventory, Edmondson will discuss the play Shine Your Eye by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, focusing on how he expands notions of Afrofuturism through his fierce decolonial politics and using the exhibition as a visual and sociopolitical backdrop.

11 February, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
The Life and Legacy of Ota Benga
Moderated by Mary Coffey, Associate Professor and Chair, Art History, Dartmouth College
Featuring Niyi Coker Jr., E. Desmond Lee Professor, African/African-American Theatre, Cinema, Directing, Playwriting, & Acting Center for International Studies Fellow, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Pamela Newkirk, Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University; Fred Wilson, Artist
This panel discussion will present the biography and legacy of Ota Benga (about 1883–1916) within the social, cultural, and political context of the United States in the early twentieth century, during which he was forcibly removed from his home in the Congo to be an exhibit at the St. Louis World’s Fair, then lived a short and tragic life thereafter. The discussants—a playwright/ filmmaker, a journalist, and an artist—have made Ota Benga’s story a major focus of their scholarly and artistic work over the past decade. The panel will also reflect on the tenth anniversary of the Hood’s collections-based exhibition curated by Wilson, So Much Trouble in the World—Believe It or Not! while investigating the relevance of Ota Benga’s history to American life today. The event will include both a screening of part of Coker’s forthcoming documentary and a discussion of Newkirk’s recently published biography, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Amistad Press, 2015). It will conclude with a Q&A with the panelists. Cosponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Art History, Studio Art, and Film and Media Studies.

13 February, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art

16 February, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
“What Is Contemporary African Art?”
Chad Elias, Assistant Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, and Tate Modern Research Fellow, 2015–18, and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art, Hood Museum of Art
Elias and Nzewi will explore the interpretation of artistic practices by contemporary artists of African origins. Works in the Inventory exhibition will provide a context for the loaded question of what constitutes contemporary African art beyond geography alone.

18–20 February, Thursday–Saturday 
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium and galleries
NEPAL Summit at Dartmouth: A Dialogue on Earthquake Representations
This event will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Swarnim Wagle, the member of the Nepal Planning Commission in charge of earthquake recovery; panels by scholars doing research on the earthquake and its aftermath; and a student panel highlighting the work that Dartmouth Nepali students have been doing on the ground. See for details.

22 Monday, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Tour and Tea with Artist Eric Aho
Join local painter and photographer Eric Aho for an intimate exploration of the exhibition Eric Aho: Ice Cuts. Afternoon tea and discussion will follow. $15.00 per person. Space is limited. Please email or call (603) 646-0414 to register for the event or receive information about the Hood’s membership program.

23 February, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
“The Intersection of Art and Math”
Daniel Rockmore, William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Dartmouth College, and Dorothy Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Dartmouth College
Moderated by Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art
Please join us for a conversation about the relationship between mathematics and art, as presented in the Concinnitas portfolio, a suite of ten aquatint prints of mathematical expressions rendered by ten of the greatest scientists and mathematicians of the past century. A reception will follow in the Kim Gallery.

27 February, Saturday, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
“The Intersection of Art and Math”
In this workshop, families will explore the language of abstraction to appreciate the myriad ways artists express ideas and create a range of effects. In the galleries, families will engage in a compositional activity using fabric, rope, and glass discs to create their own abstract compositions. In the studio, they will experiment with mono printing to create several small prints to take home. For children ages 6 to 12 with their adult companions. Enrollment is free, but limited. Please register through the museum’s online calendar by February 22.

27 February, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Eric Aho: Ice Cuts


5 March, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
The Concinnitas Portfolio

12 March, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art, Hood Museum of Art
Light refreshments will follow in Kim Gallery.


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


Last Updated: 11/25/15