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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 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.



1 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Gutman Gallery
"The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection"
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art


Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
July 9 and 30, August 20 and 27
Museum galleries
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 work with the experience of being mindful and present while opening up their senses and experiencing the full richness of the galleries and the art presented there. No prior experience or registration is necessary.


15 July, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"Five Projects since Schneebett"
Enrique Martínez Celaya, artist and physicist
Enrique will address his last five major projects as a basis for discussion about his work and his practice. The New York Times writes, "The questions [Enrique Martínez Celaya] explores in painting (and in his related writings) belong to religion and philosophy: the meaning of life and death, the purpose of consciousness, and what it means to be good or do good." A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.


18 July, Friday, 3:00 p.m.
Opera Inspired by Art
The Hood partners with Opera North in pairing works from around the world with some of the most beloved songs and arias in the repertoire. Join us for this unique performance featuring Hood Museum of Art curators and talented young artists from Opera North in exploring ancient Assyrian reliefs through the great American landscape of the nineteenth century while enjoying the music of Mozart, Verdi, Schubert, and more. There is no charge, but space is limited to 25 people. To register, email


19 July, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection


22 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-floor galleries
"Enrique Martínez Celaya: Burning as It Were a Lamp"
Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, the Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth this summer, will talk about his most recent installation, which is on view in the museum's Harrington Gallery.


30 July, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Political Art: On War and Censorship
A recently acquired work of art by Daniel Heyman entitled When Photographers Are Blinded, Eagles' Wings Are Clipped (2009–10) is the focus of this discussion-based workshop. Complex and compelling, this eleven-by-fifteen-foot work creates a powerful narrative of the effects of both war and censorship. We will use the Assyrian reliefs as a point of comparison to investigate how these two monumental works of art, created 3,000 years apart, communicate different points of view about related themes. Enrollment for this workshop is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (603) 646-1469 by July 28.



14 August, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments (2007) 65 min.
Michael Taylor, Director, will introduce this documentary by Checkerboard Films that illustrates the true complexity of the artist's work. Following Kelly as he revisits the Paris of his early twenties, the film uncovers early influences that became leitmotifs that he would return to, reiterate, refine, and rework for decades to come. A spotlight tour of Kelly's panels in the Maffei Plaza will follow.


16 August, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Outdoor Sculpture at Dartmouth


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: 7/3/14