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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 2014 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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The museum will be closed from December 20, 2014, through January 5, 2015, reopening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, with regular hours.

Due to exhibition changeover, only the Sack Gallery of American art and the Gutman Gallery of African art remain open through early January.

 

January

16 January, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
LECTURE
"The Antikythera Shipwreck: Excavating the World's Richest Ancient Shipwreck"
Brendan Foley, Research Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Foley will discuss the latest discoveries and use of new technology at one of the Mediterranean's most important shipwreck sites, which dates to around 70 BCE. Co-sponsored by the Neukom Institute, the Dartmouth Archaeology Working Group, and the Hood Museum of Art.

 

17 January, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth-Century Inuit Art

 

25 January, Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
FAMILY DAY
Poseidon and the Sea
Travel back in time and across ancient seas to explore the realm of Poseidon and its connection to the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to activities of daily life. In the gallery, a family guide and other resources will lead you on your looking adventure. In the studio, use a variety of materials to create your own works of art inspired by the range of objects in the exhibition. Designed for children ages 6 to 12 and their adult companions. No pre-registration required. For more information, call (603) 646-1469.

 

30 and 31 January, Friday and Saturday
EXHIBITION CELEBRATION AND SYMPOSIUM
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life

30 January, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Seth Pevnick, Dartmouth Class of 1999, Acting Director, Chief Curator, and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art,
Tampa Museum of Art Dr. Pevnick will discuss the making of the exhibition and its themes of myth, culture, daily life, and seafaring.

PUBLIC RECEPTION
This lecture will be followed by a reception with live music in the Kim Gallery from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

31 January, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium

SYMPOSIUM
"Poseidon and the Sea: An Exploration of Themes"
Join us for this half-day symposium co-sponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Department of Classics, and the Department of Art History. The event has been funded by these departments, a Hood Museum of Art endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Claire Foerster and Daniel S. Bernstein, Class of 1987.

Myth and Cult
Jenifer Neils, The Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts, Case Western Reserve University:
"'The Voyage Out': Fish in Attic Vase Painting"
Margaret Miles, Professor of Art History, Classics, and Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine:
"Templed Promontories: Visibility at Sea in Poseidon's Aegean"

Daily Life
William M. Murray, Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History, University of South Florida:
"Poseidon's Realm: Ancient Naval Warfare"
Sarah Murray, Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln:
"Earth-Shaker: The Frightful Sea as Friend and Foe in Early Greece"

A Q&A will follow each session.

 

February

4 February, Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
LECTURE
"From Spears to Kalashnikovs: Warrior Theatre and the Construction of Masculinity in the North Rift, Kenya"
Sidney L. Kasfir, Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellow, Professor Emerita, Art History Department, Emory University
Dr. Kasfir will trace the meaning of the spear in the definition of masculinity and the gradual change from spears to guns as a result of the flow of illegal weapons out of neighboring Somalia and South Sudan.

 

4 February, Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
About Face
Join this discussion-based workshop to learn about the various approaches that contemporary artists have used to explore identity in self-portraiture. Then, in the studio, experiment with a variety of materials to create your own self-portrait inspired by issues presented in the exhibition. No previous art experience necessary. Enrollment for this free workshop is limited. Click here to register by February 2.

 

7 February, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Second-floor galleries
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life

 

9 February, Monday, 12:15–2:15 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Tour and Lunch with a Curator
Join fellow members and Hood Director Michael Taylor for a tour of About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art. Lunch will follow in the Hood's conference room. $30.00 per person; please register by Monday, February 2. Open to all members. Space is limited to twelve. To register, please call (603) 646-9660 or email sharon.reed@dartmouth.edu.

 

10 February, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"Poseidon and His Attributes, Poseidon and His Women"
Ada Cohen, Professor of Art History, Israel Evans Professor in Oratory and Belles Lettres, Dartmouth College

 

20 February, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
GALLERY TALK
"Tracing Poseidon's Image: Representations of the Sea on Italian Coins"
Alexandra Berman '16, Junior Research Scholar and Classics Major, Dartmouth College

 

21 February, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
SPECIAL TOUR
About Face: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art
Michael Taylor, Director, and Laura Dorn '15, Homma Family Intern

 

24 February, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"Smiting the Gods"
Steven Kangas, Senior Lecturer, Department of Art History, Dartmouth College

 

27 February, Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Loew Auditorium, Black Visual Arts Center
FILM SCREENING
National Gallery (2014, 180 min.)
Introduction by Hood Director Michael Taylor
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside one of the great museums in the world: the National Gallery in London.

 

March

3 March, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"Poseidon the Earth-Shaker, Feasting, and the Sea: An Archaeologist's Perspective"
Julie Hruby, Assistant Professor of Classics, Dartmouth College

 

7 March, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
INTRODUCTORY TOUR
Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life

 

9 March, Monday, 12:15–2:15 p.m.
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Tour and Lunch with a Professor and a Curator
Join fellow members and Jerry Rutter, Sherman Fairchild Professor of the Humanities Emeritus, Classics Department, Dartmouth College, and Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art, for a tour of Poseidon and the Sea, followed by lunch and discussion in the Hood's conference room. $30.00 per person; space is limited. Please register by Monday, March 2 (sharon.reed@dartmouth.edu or 603-646-9660).

 

10 March, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"The Motion of the Ocean: Sensuality and the Sea in Roman Art"
Essi Rönkko, Poseidon and the Sea Curatorial Assistant, Art Handler, Hood Museum of Art

 

11 March, Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
ADULT WORKSHOP
Learning to Look: José Clemente Orozco's Mural
From 1932 to 1934, Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco painted The Epic of American Civilization, an ambitious mural in Baker Library. 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. Registration information coming soon. Click here to register by March 9.

 

14 March, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
GALLERY TALK
"Reflections on the Poseidon and the Sea Exhibition"
Seth Pevnick, Dartmouth Class of 1999, Acting Director, Chief Curator, and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Tampa 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: 12/16/14