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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 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.


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

8 October, Thursday, 4:00 p.m.
Maffei Arts Plaza
Join us to celebrate the recently completed Maffei Arts Plaza installation of Dartmouth's newest work of public art, Refuge, (2014), by contemporary artist Kiki Smith.
Introduction by Juliette Bianco, Interim Director, Hood Museum of Art
Remarks by Maria Laskaris, Special Assistant to the Provost for Arts and Innovation, and artist Kiki Smith
Reception to follow next door in the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

7, 14, 21 October, Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
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. Click here to register for the event by October 2.

10 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
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
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. Click here for more information.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.


10 November, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.
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.
Canaletto’s Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil Jr.

17 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
“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.
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 or call (603) 646-0414 to register for the event by November 11 or for information about joining the Hood’s membership program.


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


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: 10/6/15