Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), La Libreria. V. (The Library, Venice) (detail), about 1735–41, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.37.
The following exhibitions are planned in upcoming months at the Hood Museum of Art. Please note that dates and descriptions are subject to change.
August 22 through December 6, 2015
This exhibition features the collection of Trevor Fairbrother, an independent curator, and John T. Kirk, a scholar of early American decorative arts, who have donated important works in their collection to the museum. Emphasizing the Hood's teaching mission, this exhibition is thematically organized and each section displays one work from the museum's collection alongside those of the donors. These themes include Histories, Wonders, Goods, Marks, Males, Geometries, and Surfaces, and the exhibition will showcase paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture alongside early American furniture and include works by Andy Warhol, Marsden Hartley, Glenn Ligon, Carl Andre, Mike Kelley, Robert Wilson, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Richard Artschwager, Tom Wesselmann, Joseph Beuys, Catherine Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, Sol LeWitt, John O'Reilly, John Singer Sargent, and many others.
This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the Hansen Family Fund and the Bernard R. Siskind Fund.
August 1 through December 6, 2015
Although the Italian eighteenth-century artist Antonio Canaletto is best known for his luminous, sweeping views of the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, the Vedute, a portfolio of prints made in the early 1740s, reveal another side of Venice. These scenes are intimate in scale and contain an extraordinary variety of subject matter, encompassing both real and imaginary views, from urban portraits to bucolic landscapes. This exhibition presents the full range of Canaletto's Vedute project and celebrates the legacy of Adolph J. "Bucks" Weil, Class of 1935, an astute and generous collector, who over his lifetime amassed one of the most impressive collections of Old Master prints in the country.
This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, and generously supported by the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
August 1 through December 6, 2015
The Hood Museum of Art's striking installation of thirty prints, drawings, and ceramics from the recently donated Stahl collection presents a wonderful opportunity to learn from art objects chosen by passionate, discerning collectors. Assembled over a period of sixty years, these highlights include bold, socially critical German Expressionist prints by Max Beckmann, Ludwig Meidner, and Emil Nolde, complemented by early-twentieth-century American works on paper in a social realist mode. A cornerstone of the Stahl collection is Georges Rouault’s series of eight aquatints, assembled over decades, that comprise his poignant series titled The Circus (Le Cirque), 1930. The installation also features late-twentieth-century works by New Hampshire artists, including James Aponovich and pioneering ceramicists Gerry Williams and Edwin and Mary Scheier.
These highlights are drawn from the 118 works donated by Susan E Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl, the children of the original collectors, the late Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Dartmouth Class of 1947. The high quality of the works, combined with their strong thematic links to a wide range of academic fields, make these new acquisitions prime candidates for the interdisciplinary, object-based teaching that is central to the Hood Museum of Art’s mission.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously support by the Harrington Gallery Fund.
Last Updated: 6/15/15