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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.



8 September, Monday, 12 noon–2:00 p.m.
Tour and Lunch with a Curator
Join fellow members and Hood Deputy Director Juliette Bianco for a tour of the newly opened major fall exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. Lunch will follow in the Hood's conference room. $30 per person; please register by September 2. Open to all members. Space is limited to fifteen. To register, please call (603) 646-9660 or email


22 September, Monday, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Rauner Library Reading Room
From the Archives: Civil Rights at Dartmouth
Join Morgan Swan, Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian at Rauner Library, to explore Dartmouth's special collections materials related to the civil rights movement. Attendance is limited to 20 people. Please email to reserve your spot! This program is offered in conjunction with Rauner Library's September exhibit highlighting documents and photographs connecting Dartmouth to the civil rights movement.


25 September, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun (1989, 52 min.)
Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art, will introduce this documentary film by Werner Herzog that explores the social rituals and cultural celebrations of the Saharan nomadic Wodaabe tribe. Particular focus is given to the Gerewol celebration, which features an elaborate male beauty contest to win wives. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collections.


26 September, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Kim Gallery
"Understanding Michaux"
Hood Director Michael Taylor will discuss a work on paper in the museum's collection by the Belgian-born artist, poet, and writer Henri Michaux (1899–1984). Completed in 1960, Michaux's No. 8 demonstrates the artist's instantly recognizable painting style: deft spontaneous strokes of ink and watercolor create an all-over composition in which heads and bodies emerge and metamorphose with hallucinatory intensity. This gallery talk is offered in conjunction with the Compagnie Marie Chouinard contemporary dance performance at the Hopkins Center. The artwork will be displayed for the duration of the presentation only.


27 September, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties



7 October, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"A Life in Photography"
Emmet Gowin, artist and photographer, will lecture about his life's work. A small exhibition of work by Gowin is on view in the Albright Gallery. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.


10 October, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"Apaches Forever: Allan Houser, 100 Years, 100 Drawings"
W. Jackson Rushing III, noted Native American art scholar and Eugene B. Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art, Wetzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, The University of Oklahoma A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.


14 October, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-floor galleries
"Black Power's Global Vision: Decolonization Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean"
Reena N. Goldthree, Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies, Dartmouth College


15 October, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
Activist artists Jae Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell, founding members of the Chicago collective AfriCOBRA, formed in 1968, will share its philosophy and their art in this special program facilitated by Rebecca Zorach, Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. Two works by Jae Jarrell appear the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.


16 October, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Second-floor galleries
Reading of A Raisin in the Sun
The Hood Museum of Art and Northern Stage partner to present a live dramatic reading of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, revived this year on Broadway. Professional and Dartmouth student actors will read the play—which chronicles a few weeks in the life of an African American family in Chicago in the 1950s—within the exhibition galleries for Witness. Join us for light refreshments and an introduction to the exhibition at 7 p.m., with the reading beginning at 8 p.m. Seating is limited within the exhibition galleries; a live feed will allow for overflow in the Hood Auditorium. No tickets required.


18 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director, and Jessica Womack, Curatorial Assistant


22 October, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
In this discussion-based workshop, we will consider how artists in Witness responded to the political, social, and cultural events of the sixties. In the studio, we will use a variety of materials to explore further the theme of activism in our own lives. No previous art experience necessary. Enrollment is limited. Register for this event online.


24 and 25 October, Friday and Saturday
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Join us for a focus on the Hood's presentation of this groundbreaking exhibition of more than one hundred works of art that span a decade defined by social protest and American race relations.

24 October, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"Civil / Rights / Act: Art and Activism in the 1960s"
Kellie Jones, Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University and co-curator of Witness, will offer a look at how artists engage in changing the world in which we live, in ways both subtle and overt.
The lecture will be followed by a reception with live music in the Kim Gallery from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

25 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Second-floor galleries
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and co-curator of Witness, will lead a tour exploring both the works on view and the forming of the exhibition.


29 October, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"'To the Spirit!': The Art of William Christopher and the Civil Rights Movement"
Craig Steven Wilder, Professor and Head of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Diana L. Linden, Art Historian / Independent Scholar will share their recent research on artist and civil rights activist William Christopher (1924–1973), who taught at Dartmouth and drew inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr., and joined the March in Selma at King's invitation.



1 November, Saturday, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Let's Go to Africa: Exploring The Art of Weapons
In this workshop we will consider the beauty and social significance of weapons made by more than forty culture groups across Africa. We will explore these weapons through careful looking and drawing activities. In the studio we will create our own prestige objects using a variety of materials. For children ages 7–12 and their adult companions. Enrollment is limited. Register for this event online.


4 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Bennie Niles '15 and Yomalis Rosario '15 are two of three Dartmouth seniors awarded fellowships to pursue a year-long research project instead of taking classes. Join them for a special tour of Witness, as they explore how their research projects connect with the themes of the exhibition. Niles's work focuses on Malcolm X and ideas of black masculinity, and Rosario's on the struggle for citizenship for Haitian-Dominicans through photography and oral history.


5 November, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
"Continuity and Transformation in Eastern Arctic Art"
Heather Igloliorte, Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, will discuss the history of visual arts production and the recent proliferation of contemporary arts in the Eastern Arctic / Subarctic Inuit Territory of Nunatsiavut. She will examine the impact that modernist primitivism, the cooperative movement, and other Arctic art world developments have had on the arts in this region; discuss the transformation of the arts today in light of the establishment of self-governance in Nunatsiavut; and draw on artworks documented during her research as well as works from the Hood's collection.


11 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
J. Martin Favor, Associate Professor of English, Dartmouth College


12 November, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Learning to Look: José Clemente Orozco's Mural
From 1932–34, Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco painted an ambitious mural in Baker Library entitled The Epic of American Civilization. Come and explore this mural—now a national historic landmark—and learn techniques for interpreting any work of art. This workshop is discussion based and participatory. Registration is free, but space is limited. Register for this event online.


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



3 December, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
The Hood partners with community groups to bring live music to this seasonal celebration. Explore the galleries, enjoy light refreshments, and enter to win door prizes.


13 December, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties



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: 8/28/14