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Native American Art at Dartmouth

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Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

October 8, 2011, through March 11, 2012

The fourth in a series of exhibitions presenting the Hood’s extensive and varied holdings, Native American Art at Dartmouth surveys the breadth and depth of the permanent collection of indigenous art from North America, from the historic to the contemporary. Guest curators George Horse Capture, Joe Horse Capture, and Joseph Sanchez each contribute unique experience and perspective as well as a discerning eye in the presentation of the Hood’s varied holdings of Native art. This exhibition reveals the transformation of traditional iconography and showcases the use of non-Native media in contemporary artistic expression and visual narrative, including the work of former Dartmouth Artists-in-Residence Allan Houser, Fritz Scholder, T. C. Cannon, and Bob Haozous.

For an overview of the exhibition in PDF format, click here.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and was generously supported by Mary Alice Kean Raynolds and David R. W. Raynolds, Class of 1949, Susan Ferris, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund, and the Eleanor Smith Fund. A multimedia component was made possible by a gift from Stephen A. Lister, Class of 1963.

Press Release

Press Coverage: Click here to read Sebastian Smee's review in the Boston Globe. Click here to read the Antiques and the Arts Weekly cover story on the exhibition. Click here to listen to Native American artist Mateo Romero, Dartmouth Class of 1989, discuss his installation at the Hood. Click here to listen to the co-president of Native Americans at Dartmouth, Kayla Gebeck, discuss Mateo Romero's portrait of her from The Dartmouth Pow-Wow SuiteClick here to listen to Hood Director Michael Taylor discuss Native American Art at Dartmouth on NHPR's program "Word of Mouth." Click here to read The Dartmouth's review of Native American Art at Dartmouth.

Videos from the Hood's Playlist

Click here to watch "Shooting Back: New Frontiers in the Indian Image Wars," a lecture given by Rayna Green, Curator and Director of the American Indian Program, Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Click here to watch the opening ceremonies of "Native American Art at Dartmouth" on Sunday, October 9, 2011. This video features the welcoming presentations and a procession to the Hood Museum of Art galleries for brief remarks by guest curators Joseph Horse Capture and Joseph Sanchez.

Click here to watch artist Kay WalkingStick deliver a guest lecture at the Hood Museum of Art on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Click here to watch a conversation with Native American student Jason Curley '13, a Navajo/Diné from Arizona, who has one of his hand-woven rugs in the Native American Art at Dartmouth exhibit, on display through March 11, 2012 at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art.

Click here to watch Native American student Kayla Gebeck '12, a Red Lake Ojibwe from Minnesota, speak about her experience as one of the painting subjects of artist Mateo Romero's "The Dartmouth Pow-Wow Suite," which is on display through January 22, 2012 at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art.

Click here to watch artist Matteo Romero, Class of 1989, speak about the impact of his Dartmouth studio art education and "The Dartmouth Pow-Wow Suite" at the Hood Museum of Art.

NAGPRA Compliance

Click here to read about the Hood Museum of Art’s compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Exhibition Panoramas

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Click here for gallery panoramas of Native American Art at Dartmouth.

Exhibition Catalogue

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Available through the museum shop.

Related Events

3–10 October, daily
Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center
BARROWS ROTUNDA PROJECT
Bob Haozous Residency at Dartmouth College
Contemporary Native American artist Bob Haozous will work with students to create an installation as part of Native American Art at Dartmouth. Generously supported by a grant from the Joseph B. Obering ’56 Fund.

 

9 October, Sunday, 1:30 P.M.
The Dartmouth Green
OPENING CEREMONIES
Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art
Includes welcoming presentations and a procession to the Hood Museum of Art galleries for brief remarks by guest curators Joseph Horse Capture and Joseph Sanchez. Cosponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Offices of the President and the Provost of Dartmouth College, and the Joseph B. Obering ’56 Fund. Click here for details.

 

9 October, Sunday, 3:00 P.M.
GALLERY TALK
“The Language of the Enemy: Figurative Painting in Native Art”
Artist Mateo Romero, Dartmouth Class of 1989, Tewa, Cochiti Pueblo
Romero’s The Dartmouth Pow-Wow Suite of ten large paintings was commissioned by the Hood in spring 2009 and is presently on view in the Harrington Gallery.

 

10 October, Monday, 5:00 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
ARTIST LECTURE
Bob Haozous, Artist-in-Residence
A leading figure in contemporary Native American art and a Dartmouth artist-in-residence during summer 1989, Haozous created Apache Pull-Toy, a centerpiece of the Hood’s collection. A reception will follow in Kim Gallery. Generously supported by a grant from the Joseph B. Obering ’56 Fund.

 

18 October, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“Native American Art at Dartmouth: Building a Collection”
Karen Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

 

22 October, Saturday, 3:00 P.M.
TOUR
Native American Art at Dartmouth
Karen Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

 

26 October and 2 November, Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
ADULT WORKSHOP
Native American Art at Dartmouth
Set aside two Wednesday evenings to explore the Hood’s impressive collection of Native American art. In these discussion-based workshops, we will look at both historical and contemporary works of art representing cultures from across North America. In the studio, we will experiment with design concepts and media represented in the show. Participation is limited. Call (603) 646-1469 by October 24 to register.

 

1 November, Tuesday, 5:30 P.M.
Second-floor galleries
MEMBER DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION
Karen Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects, will introduce members to the installation process behind Native American Art at Dartmouth and present works in the Bernstein Study-Storage Center that are not on view. A light reception will follow. Free and open to all member levels and a guest. Space is limited to 20. Please register by calling (603) 646-9660 or emailing sharon.reed@dartmouth.edu.

 

8 November, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
“People in the Machine: Students, Employees, and Teachers in the Federal Indian School System”
Tsianina Lomawaima, Professor of American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, and Gordon W. Russell Visiting Professor in Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
Many of the museum’s Native American works came from the collection of Frank Churchill, Indian boarding school inspector, and his wife, Clara. Close examination of the experiences of students, teachers, and school inspectors such as Frank Churchill reveals the rich complexity—including the grimness but also the hope—of life within those Indian school walls.

 

12 November, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
TOUR
Native American Art at Dartmouth

 

13 November, Sunday, 12:00–5:00 P.M.
FAMILY DAY
Native American Art at Dartmouth
Visit with your family and explore the largest exhibition of Native American art ever exhibited at the Hood. Looking activities and hands-on projects in the galleries will help you and your family appreciate these beautiful works of art. For children ages 6–12 and their adult companions. No pre-registration is required.

 

3 December, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
TOUR
Native American Art at Dartmouth


21 January, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
TOUR
Native American Art at Dartmouth


24 January, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Second-floor galleries
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"The Eye of the Beholder: Using Native American Art in a Native American Studies Classroom"
Vera Palmer, Senior Lecturer, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College


25 January and 1 February, two consecutive Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 P.M.
ADULT WORKSHOP
Native American Art at Dartmouth

Set aside two Wednesday evenings to explore the Hood Museum of Art's fabulous collection of Native American art. In these discussion-based workshops, we'll look at both historic and contemporary works of art representing cultures from all across North America. In the studio, we'll experiment with design concepts and media represented in the show. No previous art experience is necessary. Participation is limited. Call (603) 646-1469 by January 23 to register.

 

30 January, 6, 20 February, three Mondays, 3:30–5:00 P.M.
Second-floor galleries
MEMBER COURSE
Native American Art at Dartmouth

This three-week course exclusively for members will explore Dartmouth's diverse historic and contemporary Native American collections. The course will be taught by Hood staff members as well as Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and Chair of the Native American Studies Program, and Colin Calloway, The John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies. It will include behind-the-scenes introductions to the collection, conservation, and interpretation of these art objects, most of which are available for public study for the first time in this landmark exhibition. Space is limited. The cost is $125 per person. To register, call (603) 646-9660 or email hoodmembership@dartmouth.edu.

 

8 February, Wednesday, 5:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
ARTIST TALK
A Conversation with Artist Kay WalkingStick
Artist Kay WalkingStick and Hood Museum of Art Director Michael Taylor will discuss her work and life. WalkingStick takes a broad view of what constitutes Native American art, wishing to express a shared Native and non-Native identity in her paintings, including the Hood's recent acquisition Remember the Bitterroots (2007).

 

14 February, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Second-floor galleries
LUNCHTIME GALLERY TALK
"Native American Art at Dartmouth: Building a Collection"
Karen Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

 

15 February, Wednesday, 4:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
LECTURE
"Reflections on Dartmouth, Indians, and Art"
David Rettig, Dartmouth Class of 1975, Artist, Curator of Corporate Collections, Allan Houser, Inc.
Mr. Rettig will discusses his life in art and personal relationships with Dartmouth artists-in-residence Fritz Scholder, T. C. Cannon, Allan Houser, and Bob Haozous. Reception to follow in Kim Gallery.

 

18 February, Saturday, 12:00–1:30 P.M.
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
Native American Art: Old and New
A story drawn on a buffalo hide, fourteen seals carved into an ivory tusk, a pot decorated with iPods. These are some of the objects we'll explore that were made long ago or created very recently. In the studio, we'll experiment with designs on unusually shaped objects. For children ages 8 to 11. Participation is limited. Please call (603) 646-1469 by February 14 to register.

 

18 February, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
TOUR
Native American Art at Dartmouth


10 March, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
TOUR

Native American Art at Dartmouth


Last Updated: 7/23/12