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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

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.

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

September

12 September, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
GALLERY TALK
“The Stahl Collection”
Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming

19 September, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Canaletto’s Vedute
Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil Jr.

21 September, Monday, 12:15–2:15 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: TOUR AND LUNCH WITH COLLECTORS
Join Trevor Fairbrother, independent scholar and curator, and John T. Kirk, scholar of early American decorative arts, along with Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara c. and Harvey P. 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, for an intimate exploration of their exhibition Collecting and Sharing. Lunch and discussion will follow. $25.00 per person. Space is limited. Please email Julie.Ann.Otis@dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-0414 to register for the event or for information about joining the Hood’s membership program.

25 September, Friday, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
OPENING EVENT AND RECEPTION
“Early American Furniture: Understanding Designs and Appreciating Surfaces”
A Conversation with John T. Kirk, American Furniture Scholar 
Moderator: Karen Keane, Chief Executive Officer, Skinner, Inc., Boston, and frequent specialist on 
Antiques Roadshow
John T. Kirk, professor and curator, was the first person to advise collectors of early American furniture to “buy it ‘ratty’ and leave it alone.” His writings on this subject caused a major shift in perceptions and approaches to understanding, caring for, and collecting these objects, and his TV series about American antiques for WGBH, Boston, was a precursor to Antiques Roadshow. This conversation with Karen Keane, his former graduate student, will detail how to look at and care for early furniture. A reception will follow in the Kim Gallery.

October

6 October,Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“Canaletto from an Artist’s Perspective”
Louise Hamlin, Professor of Studio art, Dartmouth College

7, 14, 21 October, Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
ADULT COURSE
Collecting and Teaching: Fulfilling the Mission of a College Art Museum
At the heart of a museum are its collections, assembled over time and shaped by the institution’s mission. As a teaching museum, the Hood is committed to teaching and learning for campus and community audiences. How do our collections influence our teaching practice? And how does our teaching philosophy influence the development of our collections? Join Hood staff members for this behind-the-scenes exploration of the museum’s practice. Enrollment limited to 16; participants must be able to attend all three sessions. Please register through the museum’s online calendar by October 2.

10 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara c. and Harvey P. 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

15–17 October, Thursday–Saturday
SPECIAL EVENT
Dalí, Lorca, and Buñuel in America: An International Conference
Through an interdisciplinary perspective, conference sessions will explore the influence of the United States on the works of major Spanish artists Salvador Dalí, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Buñuel, as well as their legacies in American literature, film, and art during a foundational moment of the modernist and avant-garde period in Europe and America.
Organized by José M. del Pino, Professor of Spanish. Sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Leslie Center of the Humanities, Friends of Dartmouth College Library, Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Spanish Consulate at Boston with the support of the Neukom DALI lab (Digital Arts, Leadership, and Innovation Lab in Computer Science) at Dartmouth.

15 October,Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE DR. ALLEN W. ROOT CONTEMPORARY ART DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
“Traveling between the Avant-garde and Mass Culture: The American Journeys of Dalí, Lorca, and Buñuel”
Antonio Monegal, Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Barcelona
A reception to follow in the Kim Gallery.
Cosponsored by Friends of Dartmouth Library, Dartmouth College

16 October, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
FILM SCREENINGS
Dalí, Lorca, and Buñuel
Explore films produced by surrealist artists Salvador Dalí, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Buñuel, including Un chien andalou (1929), L’Age d’Or (1930), and a series of shorts titled Destino,Viaje a la luna.

23 October, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
LECTURE
“Viewing 18th-Century Venice with Canaletto and Casanova”
Frederick Ilchman, Chair, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine arts, Boston
Although well past its peak militarily and economically, Venice in the eighteenth century remained Europe’s splendid playground. Accounts of foreign travelers describe operas, gambling, and courtesans in the spectacular setting of the lagoon city. Native sons of Venice, however, namely the painter Canaletto and the bon vivant Casanova, offer something even better: an insider’s view. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

28 October, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
LECTURE
“Andy Warhol = Nobody’s Fool”
Trevor Fairbrother, Independent Scholar and Curator
Trevor Fairbrother has worked as a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1981–96), and as Deputy Director at the Seattle Art Museum (1996–2001). In 1987, shortly before Warhol’s death, 
Arts Magazine published his recent interview with the artist as they visited a John Singer Sargent retrospective at the Whitney Museum. During his career as a curator, Fairbrother has organized exhibitions of Warhol’s art that benefited from his friendship with the artist. In this lecture, he considers the weird fascination and bewildering legacy of this great pop artist nearly thirty years after Warhol’s death.

November

10 November, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT
A Conversation with Artist Robert Gober
Moderator: Trevor Fairbrother, independent scholar and curator
Robert Gober makes precise sculptures based on familiar household or other mundane objects; in subtle ways, they allude to issues of sexuality, relationships, religion, nature, and politics. He is perhaps best known for large-scale room installations that sometimes involve theatrical lighting and running water. Gober represented the United States at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and his work can be found in many national and international museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art (where he recently had a highly acclaimed retrospective).

14 November, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Canaletto’s Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil Jr.

17 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art”
Collectors Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk offer some thoughts on the installation and themes of this exhibition, which features art that they have collected.

18 November, Wednesday, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Canaletto in Venice: Etching Views of the City
Join curatorial and education staff for a wine and cheese reception followed by an intimate look at the Vedute, a renowned series of etchings in which Canaletto recorded real and imagined views of eighteenth-century Venice. After viewing the prints, create a simple print of your own in the studio to take home. Registration is required and enrollment is limited. $15 per person. Open to current members. Please email Julie.Ann.Otis@dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-0414 to register for the event by November 11 or for information about joining the Hood’s membership program.


December

1 December, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW
Winter 2016 Exhibitions and Museum Expansion Project
The museum invites members at the Patron level and above to a special presentation and champagne reception in Kim Gallery. Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2016 winter exhibitions by Interim Director Juliette Bianco and other senior staff and the latest architect’s renderings for the museum’s expansion project. The event is free but space is limited. Please email Julie.Ann.Otis@dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-0414 to reserve your ticket or for information about joining the Hood’s membership program.

5 December, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of 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: 7/27/15