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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Félix de la Concha

Bruce Duthu, Dartmouth College Faculty Member and Alumnus
Oil on linen
Collection of the artist

Excerpt from the interview

Félix de la Concha video- and audio-taped his portrait sessions. A brief split-screen excerpt appears below, presenting the sitter as well as the ongoing work of the artist.

Transcription: "And then of course, the politics of being an Indian person on a campus where the mascot used to be the Dartmouth Indians was a very difficult thing for all of us because the college was, and for many years after, and probably still is, going through the process of learning how to celebrate its historic commitment to Native Americans while not holding onto that misguided idea that the college was actually honoring its tradition by having as a mascot Indian people. In other words, many folks have not made that leap, of moving beyond, abandoning, this symbol is antithetical to the idea of inclusion."

Fast-forward video of the entire portrait session

Split-screen compression of the entire two-hour portrait session into two minutes, revealing Félix de la Concha's technique.

Last Updated: 3/12/09