Students in the Hood's extracurricular course about museum acquisitions in winter 2005 pose with the print Fetes Populaire a Bruxelles (1928) by Belgian artist Jules de Bruycker, which they selected for the collection.
Are you interested in art? Does learning about art from different cultures and eras appeal to you? How about the opportunity to make art yourself? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then take advantage of the museum's non-curricular programs for Dartmouth students. The museum offers student opening parties for special exhibitions with tours led by museum student interns, gallery talks by students, student workshops, poetry readings by students, and special mini-courses on topics as diverse as basket-weaving or the process through which a museum acquires art.
The museum's student workshops are open to Dartmouth students. Lasting two hours and offered at convenient times, workshops begin with a student-led tour of one of the Hood's current exhibitions or collections galleries and end with an hour in the workshop, where you can see a demonstration or have a hands-on experience working with a number of different media: painting, drawing, photography, filmmaking, or textile dyeing.