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Website Enhances Public Engagement With Orozco Mural

Dartmouth Now, July 10, 2014

One of the most renowned art treasures at Dartmouth College is the ambitious mural The Epic of American Civilization, painted by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934 in the reserve corridor of Baker-Berry Library, now the Orozco Room. The fresco is considered one of the finest examples of mural painting in this country by one of the greatest twentieth-century practitioners of public art.

Letter from the Director: Summer 2014

Hood Quarterly, summer 2014
Michael Taylor, Director

Dartmouth Announces $10 Million Gift for Museum Learning Center

June 11, 2014
Dartmouth College Office of Communications

An anonymous donor has committed $10 million to Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art to create a Museum Learning Center—the centerpiece of a major expansion and renovation of the Hood, slated to begin in spring 2016.

Art Made and Chosen by Students Adorns Parkhurst Walls

Dartmouth Now, June 6, 2014
by Kelly Sundberg Seaman

Works by a dozen Dartmouth student artists grace the walls of President Phil Hanlon ’77’s office in Parkhurst Hall. The display was selected and designed in consultation with him by six student curators, participants in the Hood Museum of Art’s intern program.

Last fall, President Hanlon extended an invitation to the Hood interns to take what they were learning at the museum and curate an exhibit of student art for his office.

Recent Acquisitions: Vincent Price Ledger Artist (C?), untitled (Drawing #138), about 1875–78

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Community of Learners: Adult Workshops

Letter from the Director: Spring 2014

Hood Quarterly, spring 2014
Michael Taylor, Director

Dartmouth Installs a Gift: Sculpture by Clement Meadmore

Dartmouth Now, January 16, 2014
Emma Steele ’14

A massive work by the Australian-born sculptor Clement Meadmore is the 16th addition to Dartmouth’s collection of public art. It joins pieces by other internationally recognized artists, including Mark di Suvero, Allan C. Houser, Ellsworth Kelly, Beverly Pepper, George Rickey, Richard Serra, and Joel Shapiro.

Membership Matters: Lathrop Fellows

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014

This fall, the Lathrop Fellows, a special patron group of the Hood Museum of Art, went to London for their annual trip (which is a benefit available to all members of the museum at the Lathrop Fellows level or above). Led by Hood Director Michael Taylor, this four-day excursion included visits (some behind the scenes) to some of London’s finest museums, opportunities to meet and learn from the directors and curators of those collections, and a visit to a private collection.

Letter from the Director: Winter 2014

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014
Michael Taylor, Director


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