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Collecting and Sharing

Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art

August 22, 2015, through December 06, 2015
McDermott & McGough, Keyhole

McDermott & McGough, Keyhole, 1988, oil on linen. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. 

Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy II

Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy II, 1966, silkscreen on mauve paper, signed, edition 63/200. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

Charles LeDray, Dilettante

Charles LeDray, Dilettante, 1994, fabric, thread, wire, wood, copper, steel, paint, leather, and mother-of-pearl. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. 

Unknown maker, pair of blown-glass bottles

Unknown maker, pair of blown-glass bottles, early nineteenth century. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. 

Unknown maker, pair of Windsor side chairs

Unknown maker, pair of Windsor side chairs, about 1810, maple and pine, original decoration with gold lining, painted leafage and painted decoration. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. 

Jonathan Borofsky, Upside Down Flowers #2

Jonathan Borofsky, Upside Down Flowers #2, 1976, oil on canvas. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. © Jonathan Borofsky. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York 

Robert Gober, Untitled

Robert Gober, Untitled, 1985, graphite on paper. Lent by Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk. © Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery 

Sherrie Levine, Two Shoes

Sherrie Levine, Two Shoes, 1992, pair of children’s laced brown leather shoes; signed, edition 23/99. Gift of Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk; 2012.59.28. © Sherrie Levine. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York 

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, Geometries, Males, and Surfaces. The exhibition will showcase paintings, drawings, and sculpture alongside early American furniture and include works by Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Marsden Hartley, Mike Kelley, Sol Lewitt, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Elizabeth Peyton, John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Wilson, and many others.
This exhibition was organized by The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously supported by the Hansen Family Fund and the Bernard R. Siskind Fund.
Curated by Katherine W. Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming / Trevor Fairbrother; John T. Kirk

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