Although not large in terms of numbers, the contemporary sculpture collection is a rich and varied one. Several works that grace the museum and campus grounds are the site-specific minimalist work Thel by Beverly Pepper, situated in front of the Fairchild building, a large I-beam construction by Mark Di Suvero, and a commissioned work for the Hood courtyard by Joel Shapiro. A couch from the early 1960s by Yayoi Kusama and an incomplete open cube by Sol LeWitt were acquired in the 1970s. The museum also owns several assemblage works by Varujan Boghosian and a wood sculpture of geraniums by Fumio Yoshimura. One of Native American sculptor Bob Haozous’s finest and most humorous works, Apache Pull-Toy, was purchased around the time of his stint at Dartmouth as an artist-in-residence in the late 1980s. More recent acquisitions have included a large work by Ursula von Rydingsvard, a conceptual work by Mel Kendrick, a hanging bronze figural work by Juan Muñoz, a floor sculpture by Terry Adkins, a large work titled Arch by Richard Artschwager, a beautiful handbuilt ceramic sculpture by Magdalene Odundo, a ceramic storage jar by Lonnie Vigil, and a constructed bronze figural piece by Amir Nour.
Last Updated: 2/14/09