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American Art at Dartmouth

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Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

June 9 through December 9, 2007

American art has long been a mainstay of Dartmouth College's collections, beginning with a gift in 1773 of a Boston-made silver bowl from Royal Governor John Wentworth to Dartmouth's founder, Eleazar Wheelock, in honor of the College's first commencement. The largest selection of the American collections ever presented at the Hood, this exhibition showcases over 150 paintings, sculptures, pieces of silver, and other decorative arts to 1950. Artists represented include Paul Revere, John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Doughty, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Frederic Remington, Willard Metcalf, Maria Oakey Dewing, John Sloan, Augusta Savage, Paul Sample, Maxfield Parrish, and Georgia O'Keeffe. An illustrated catalogue copublished with the University Press of New England accompanies the exhibition.

Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously funded by the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund, the Hansen Family Fund, and the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund, and a generous gift from Jonathan L. Cohen, Class of 1960, Tuck 1961

Click here to view QuickTime gallery panoramas of the exhibition
Press release
Hood Quarterly feature

People's picks

The Hood invites you to come to the museum and vote for your favorite work in the exhibition and share your own thoughts about why you like it. The work you choose might become part of the upcoming People's Picks tour series that will be inspired by visitor's choices. All ages are welcome to vote! Check the People's Picks Web page for comments by some of our visitors.

Reading resource area

Visit our reading resource area just outside the second-floor galleries to learn more about American art. This seating area, generously provided by Copeland Furniture for visitors of American Art at Dartmouth, features the designs of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Related events

23 June, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Introductory Tour of American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

13 July, Friday
Symposium and World Film Premiere Click here to listen
AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS: MASTER OF AMERICAN SCULPTURE
Click here for details.

17 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-Floor Galleries
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Click here to listen
REFLECTIONS OF DARTMOUTH'S HISTORY IN THE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS
Jere R. Daniell, Professor of History, Emeritus

21 July, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Introductory Tour of American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

31 July, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-Floor Galleries
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Click here to listen
AN AMERICAN SAMPLER: HIGHLIGHTS FROM AMERICAN ART AT DARTMOUTH
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

29 September, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Introductory Tour of American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

2 October, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Kim Gallery
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Click here to listen
HARLEM RENAISSANCE ART AT THE HOOD: WORKS BY AUGUSTA SAVAGE, HENRY BANNARN, AND JAMES VAN DER ZEE
Phoebe Wolfskill, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

14 October, Sunday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
Family Day
EXPLORING AMERICAN ART!
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon looking at work of art that tell stories about life in America from the 17702 through the 1950s, including portraits of children, paintings of outdoor places in rural and urban America, and a variety of household objects. Write and draw in a variety of special family brochures that you can take home. In the studio, paint your own picture of American life on canvas. For children ages 6 t o12 and their adult companions. For more information, call (603) 646-1469.

16 October, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-Floor Galleries
Lunchtime Gallery Talk
FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS TO PAUL SAMPLE: REGIONAL CONNECTIONS IN AMERICAN ART AT DARTMOUTH
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, Hood Museum of Art

19 October, Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Lecture   Click here to listen
AMERICAN ART: TELLING ITS STORY
Elizabeth Johns, Professor Emerita, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
A reception will follow in Kim Gallery.

20 October, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Introductory Tour of American Works on Paper to 1950: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

13 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Second-Floor Galleries
Gallery Talk Click here to listen
TEACHING WITH THE HOOD'S AMERICAN ART COLLECTION: THE SOCIAL-HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Mary Coffey, Assistant Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College

14 November, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Museum galleries
People’s Picks Tour
Barbara MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, will lead a tour of American Art at Dartmouth featuring works chosen by our visitors.

20 November, Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries
People’s Picks Tour
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, will lead a tour of American Art at Dartmouth featuring works chosen by our visitors.

29 November, Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries
People’s Picks Tour
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, will lead a tour of American Art at Dartmouth featuring works chosen by our visitors. 

1 December, Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Museum galleries
People’s Picks Tour
Amy Driscoll, Assistant Curator of Education, will lead a tour of American Art at Dartmouth featuring works chosen by our visitors.

 

Last Updated: 3/24/10