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Recent Acquisitions: Pompeo Batoni, William Legge, second Earl of Dartmouth (1731–1801), 1756

Merce Cunningham at Dartmouth

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

Letter from the Director: Autumn 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

Community of Learners: Learning to “Read” Art

Friendly Adventure Raises Funds

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

In February, members of the Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art gathered at the museum for an intriguing and eventful fundraiser aptly titled Arctic Adventure. Attendees journeyed through the Hood’s permanent collections and special exhibition Thin Ice on a treasure hunt.

Hood Docent Receives High Honor

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Sybil Williamson has been recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. The NDS promotes education and training for volunteer and paid gallery teachers, including a national conference held every two years that is attended by hundreds of docents from all types of museums. Hood docents gave presentations at NDS symposia in 1999 and 2005.

Lesley Wellman Elected Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, has been named the next Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), a nonprofit organization that represents and serves thousands of art educators, mostly in the United States but also from Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This is an extremely prestigious position in the realm of art education.

We're Reintroducing the Orozco Murals!

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

The Hood and the Dartmouth College Library have introduced new interpretive tools to enhance visitors’ experiences with José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization (1932–34), arguably the most important mural cycle in the United States.

Recent Acquisitions: Attributed to the glassworks of Henry William Stiegel, pocket bottle, 1769–74

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.

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