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The Collections

Recent Acquisitions: Nicholas Galanin, What Have We Become? Vol. 3 & 5a, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Nicholas Galanin, an emerging Tlingit artist, constructs enigmatic sculptures of masklike faces from blank sheets and pages from nineteenth-century anthropological books as part of a series of paper sculptures addressing the politics of cultural representation and contemporary indigenous identity. The materiality of the sculptures is significant to him.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L.Cohen Curator of American Art

Subhankar Banerjee: Resource Wars in the Arctic

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Pollock and Dartmouth: A Visual Encounter

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

Hood Collections on the Road

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

This spring, the following works from the Hood’s collection of 65,000 objects are on view around the country.

Saint Agnes Manderson, S.D. Pine Ridge Rez by Arthur Amiotte is featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of their exhibition Arthur Amiotte: Collages, 1988–2006, on view through April 29, 2007.

Recent Acquisitions: Apphia Amanda Young, Sampler, 1838

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the making of samplers gave girls and young women the opportunity to practice a variety of embroidery stitches and to reinforce rudimentary lessons in spelling and penmanship.

Recent Acquisitions: Augusta Savage, Gamin, modeled 1929, plaster by 1940

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

Gamin is the best-known work by Augusta Savage, the most admired and influential woman artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The life-size bronze version of this work (Schomburg Center, New York Public Library) won Savage the opportunity to study in Paris from 1929 to 1931.

Pilobolus Comes Home: Three Decades of Dance Photographs

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming

Pilobolus, the dance group that emerged from a Dartmouth classroom in 1971, has toured worldwide in the thirty-five years since its founding, created an institute of educational programming, launched touring companies, and profoundly influenced the world of contemporary dance. Now they have come home again.

In Celebration of Jan Davidsz. de Heem’s Still-Life with Grapes

Unknown artist, Kiowa, Southern Plains, North America, lattice cradle baby carrier, about 1910

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

This cradleboard reveals the exquisite beadwork that epitomizes the Kiowa style of decoration in Native American art. The Kiowa developed what is possibly the most prominently known baby carrier in Plains art, the lattice cradle or cradleboard (popularly known as the “papoose”), which spread to the Comanche, Cheyenne, and Dakota tribes of the Central Plains.

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