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European Art at Dartmouth

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Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

August 30, 2008, through March 8, 2009

Second in a series of exhibitions presenting the Hood’s extensive and varied collections.

The earliest known European objects to arrive at Dartmouth were “a few coins and curiosities” obtained by President John Wheelock during his 1783 tour of England, France, Holland, and Scotland. The collection grew gradually throughout the nineteenth century, but the introduction of European art history courses in 1905 led to a significant expansion of the College’s holdings. A dramatic increase in gifts and acquisitions occurred after the 1985 opening of the Hood Museum of Art, which now houses several thousand European objects dating from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

The core of the European collection, comprised of an exceptional array of works on paper, has been significantly enhanced in recent decades by the addition of a large number of remarkable paintings and sculptures. The exhibition highlights over 150 objects from the Italian and German Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age, the Enlightenment and Romantic periods, and the early modern era. Featured artists include Andrea Mantegna, Pietro Perugino, Albrecht Dürer, Claude Lorrain, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Louis-Léopold Boilly, John Constable, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Georges Braque, and Pablo Picasso.

Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and 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 Barbara Dau Southwell, Class of 1978, and David Southwell, Tuck Class of 1988

Press release

Read more in Fall 2008 Hood Quarterly and the Winter 2009 Hood Quarterly features on the exhibition

Exhibition Panoramas

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Related Events

14 October, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Museum Galleries
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Click here to listen
EUROPEAN ART AT DARTMOUTH: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HOOD MUSEUM OF ART
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

24 October, Friday, 4:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Opening Lecture Click here to listen
EUROPEAN ART AT DARTMOUTH, THIRTY YEARS LATER--PERSONAL REFLECTIONS
George Shackelford, Class of 1977, President, Association of Art Museum Curators, and Chair, Art of Europe, and Solomon Curator of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

25 October, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

1 November, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Dialogue on Art and Poetry
IMMANENCE AND REVELATION: THE ART OF BEN FRANK MOSS
Michael Stone-Richards, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, Department of Liberal Arts, College for Creative Studies, Detroit
Gregory Wolfe, Publisher and Editor of Image and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University

5 November, Wednesday, 5:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Lecture Click here to listen
ANGELICA KAUFFMAN MAKING HISTORY
Angela Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College

14 November, Friday, 4:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Lecture Click here to listen
INSIDE ART: STORIES OF RECENT EUROPEAN ACQUISITIONS
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art, Hood Museum of Art
Offered in conjunction with
European Art at Dartmouth, on view through March 8, 2009

18 November, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Lunchtime Gallery Talk Click here to listen
PABLO PICASSO, GERTRUDE STEIN, AND THE MAKING OF MODERNISM
Barbara Will, Associate Professor of English, Dartmouth College

2 December, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Museum Galleries
Lunchtime Gallery Talk
COLLECTING AND CONNOISSEURSHIP: RECENT EUROPEAN AQUISITIONS
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art, Hood Museum of Art

6 December, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

10 January, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of
European Art at Dartmouth

18 January, Sunday, 12:00 NOON-5:00 P.M.
Family Day
Explore European Art
Have fun exploring great works of art in the museum's European exhibition-paintings that look so real you feel as if you could step into them, sculptures full of movement and energy, contemporary works that look like puzzles. Then experiment with a variety of art materials to create your own "masterpiece." For children ages six to twelve and their adult companions. No pre-registration required. For information, call (603) 646-1469.

20 January, Tuesday, 12:30 P.M.
Lunchtime Gallery Talk
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SELECTED OLD MASTER PAINTINGS
Colleen Randall, Associate Professor, Studio Art Department

26 January through 16 February, Mondays, 3:30-5:00 P.M.
Museum galleries and conference room
Member Course: European Prints and Drawings at the Hood Museum of Art

28 January, Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Adult Workshop
Explore European Art
Join this lively, discussion-based program to explore the Hood's collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculpture. We'll touch upon some of the major ideas in European art history and then experiment with various drawing techniques and materials in the studio. No previous art experience necessary. Participation limited to sixteen. Pre-registration required by calling (603) 646-1469.

21 February, Saturday, 2:00 P.M.
Introductory Tour of European Art at Dartmouth

25 February, Wednesday, 4:30 P.M.
Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
Lecture Click here to listen
"INTERPRETING THE DARTMOUTH CLAUDE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE LIBER VERITATIS"
Hilliard Goldfarb, Associate Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and former Curator of European Art at the Hood Museum of Art, 1985 to 1990
Claude (1600-1682), known as Le Lorrain after the duchy in which he was born, greatly influenced landscape painting during his lifetime and well into the nineteenth century through his paintings and over thirteen hundred drawings. The Hood's picture by this artist produces its own visual poetry, reflecting a taste for pastoral subject matter that permeated the period.



 

 

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