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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

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 spring 2014 Hood Quarterly.

Click here (PDF) to download the museum's 2014 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.

 

April

1 April, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
STUDIO ART LECTURE
Ruth Root, Artist-In-Residence, Dartmouth College
The artist—one of the most admired abstract painters of her generation—will discuss her work and ideas. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

 

8 April, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"Paul Sample: New England Regionalist"
Barbara MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

 

11 April, Friday, 4:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
THE MANTON FOUNDATION ANNUAL OROZCO LECTURE
"Orozco and the Aztecs in The Epic of American Civilization"
Barbara E. Mundy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Art History, Fordham University
A specialist in pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America, Professor Mundy will discuss Orozco's engagement with the artistic and literary legacy of the Aztecs in his depiction of the golden age of pre-Columbian Mexico. A reception will follow in the Baker-Berry Library corridor in celebration of the National Landmark status of the murals.

 

12 April, Saturday
SLOW ART DAY
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. You are invited to visit the museum to use self-guiding resources and/or to participate in the following events.

2:00 p.m.
TOUR: New Hampshire and Vermont Connections
In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth

3:00 p.m.
GALLERY SESSION: Learning to Look
This participatory session will lead you through an approach to exploring works of art designed to empower visitors to observe carefully and think critically about any work of art.

 

17 April, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
LECTURE
"Pier Luigi Nervi, Architect and Engineer: The Construction of His Reputation in the United States, 1952-1979"
Alberto Bologna, architect and Nervi scholar

 

22 April, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"From Minimalist to Contemporary Sculpture in the 1970s"
Soo Sunny Park, Associate Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

 

23 April, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
In this discussion-based workshop, we will explore works from the exhibition In Residence, as well as individual creativity and artistic processes. We will begin with our own responses to works of art, as a means of learning more about the art and ourselves. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 646-1469 by April 21.

 

24 April, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
SPECIAL EVENT: PANEL DISCUSSION
"Art and Activism"
Moderated by Hood Director Michael Taylor, this panel discussion brings back to campus three former artists-in-residence—Subhanker Banerjee, Daniel Heyman, and Sana Musasama—who have all dedicated their lives and careers to art and activism. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

 

26 April, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
TOUR: Sense of Place
In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth

 

27 April, Sunday, 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.
FAMILY DAY
All About Process
Sculpture made from car fenders, rat traps, Plexiglas boxes, and doll heads? Shaped canvas paintings, linocuts, and film? Come explore the exhibition In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. Experiment and play with in-gallery art materials, then create your own art to take home. Join us for a special performance at 2:00 p.m. by the award-winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan, whose art is featured in the exhibition. Mr. Bryan will read some of his beloved stories and perform African American spirituals that inspired his art. For children ages 6 to 12 with their adult companions. No pre-registration required. For more information, call (603) 646-1469.

 

29 April, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"A Photographic Journey: From Walker Evans to Luke Fowler"
Virginia Beahan, Senior Lecturer of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

 

May

2 May, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Loew Auditorium, BVAC
FILM SCREENING AND CURATORIAL DISCUSSION
Tim's Vermeer (80 minutes)
After reading hypotheses about Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's alleged use of optics, Texas tinkerer Tim Jenison built his own camera obscura and decided that there was one missing component. This entertaining real-life detective story will have you puzzling out questions of invention, creativity, science, and
talent. Post-film discussion with Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart. Tickets through the Hopkins Center; general admission $8, Dartmouth IDs $5.

 

6 May, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"Printmaking and Process in the In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth Exhibition"
Louise Hamlin, George Frederick Jewett Professor in Art, Dartmouth College

 

11 May, Sunday
Maffei Arts Plaza
SPECIAL OPENING EVENT
Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition
The opening of a yearlong installation of five sculptures by the late Allan Houser (1914–1994) will be celebrated by participants of and visitors to the 2014 Dartmouth Powwow. Houser was an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth in 1979. Details at www.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu.

 

13 May, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"Heads and Hands: The Role of Dramatic Gesture in José Clemente Orozco's The Epic of American Civilization"
Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

 

15 May, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Maffei Arts Plaza, in front of the Black Family Visual Arts Center
SPOTLIGHT TOUR AND FILM SCREENING
Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family
(2008, directed by Bryan Beasley, with Val Kilmer, 32 minutes)
Enjoy a tour of the outdoor Allan Houser sculpture installation with Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Harvey P. and Barbara C. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, followed by the film screening in the Hood Auditorium.

 

17 May, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
TOUR
The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection

 

19 May, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Conversation (and Champagne) with a Curator Join Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art, for a special viewing of the exhibition The Art of Weapons and go behind the scenes to explore recent African art acquisitions and learn about Nzewi's work on the Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal. A champagne reception
will follow in Kim Gallery. Open to Patron-level members and above; call 603-646-9660 or email hood.membership@dartmouth.edu to sign up, or for information about joining the Hood's membership program.

 

20 May, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"Looking Around: Sculpture by Former Artists-in-Residence"
Brenda Garand, Professor of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

 

21 May, Wednesday, 6:30 PM–8:00 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
The Art of African Weaponry
When is a weapon more than a weapon? Join this discussion-based workshop to explore weapons from diverse cultures across Africa. Through careful looking, we will consider weapons as aesthetic objects and learn about the social values they express in relation to male beauty, power, and warriorhood. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 646-1469 by May 19.

 

22 May, Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
FILM SCREENING
All Divided Selves (2011, directed by Luke Fowler, 93 minutes)
Introduced by Michael Taylor, Director, Hood Museum of Art
This haunting, feature-length visual biography explores the life and work of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing, a charismatic figure in the anti-psychiatry movement of the 1960s. The critically acclaimed film was made by Luke Fowler, who was artist-in-residence at Dartmouth in the spring of 2013; it was recently acquired by the Hood. Cosponsored by Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College.

 

June

3 June, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK: ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
"Photography and the American Scene"
Brian Miller, Senior Lecturer of Studio Art, Dartmouth College

 

7 June, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
Michael Taylor, Director

 

11 June, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
Outdoor Sculpture Walk
In this workshop, we will explore some of Dartmouth's permanent campus sculptures, as well as a special exhibition of works by Native American artist Allan Houser. Back in the studio, we will experiment with a variety of materials to make small sculptures to take home. Enrollment is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 646-1469 by June 9.

 

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: 4/8/14