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Past Exhibitions

Images of War

October 23, 2006, through December 04, 2006

Protest in Paris 1968

Photographs by Serge Hambourg

September 09, 2006, through November 19, 2006

French photographer Serge Hambourg's work provides an eyewitness account of the events of May 1968 in Paris, when student and worker strikes against the political and social establishment brought the country to a standstill. Barricades went up, arrests were made, and street fighting and other violence roiled France during a time of similar protests around the world. The thirty-six photographs in this exhibition depict protesters marching in the streets of Paris as well as the reactions of bystanders and opposition members, who were loyal to the government of President Charles de Gaulle.

Picturing Family in "The South"

Legacies of the American Civil War

August 29, 2006, through October 23, 2006

Alfredo Jaar

The Eyes of Gutete Emerita

July 08, 2006, through September 03, 2006

The Eyes of Gutete Emerita by filmmaker and photographer Alfredo Jaar grew out of his visit to Rwanda a few months after the 1994 genocide. This photo-based work, which combines images and text, focuses on the suffering of one individual, Gutete Emerita, who lost her husband and two sons in the mass killing of Tutsis at a church forty miles south of the capital of Kigali. Jaar chose not to photograph the remains of bodies still lying on the ground at the massacre site and instead directs our attention to the survivors who must live with the memory of what they saw. An illustrated brochure accompanies this exhibition.

Myth of the Noble Savage

April 04, 2006, through May 21, 2006

Past in Reverse

Contemporary Art of East Asia

January 14, 2006, through March 12, 2006

This major group exhibition from the San Diego Museum of Art features twenty established and emerging artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Working in a diversity of media—painting, sculpture, photography, and video, installation, and digital art—these artists engage with their traditional pasts as they map the future. Past in Reverse provides American museum visitors with a rare and extensive look at work from several vital artistic communities in Asia that are quickly gaining a foothold on the world's cultural stage. Featured artists include Soun-gui Kim, Cai Guo-Qiang, Wang Qingsong, Hiroshi Fuji, Michael Lin, and Leung Mee Ping.


The Museum as Hunter and Gatherer

May 21, 2005, through February 12, 2006

To collect up to a final limit is not simply to own or to control the items one finds; it is to exercise control over existence itself through possessing every sample, every specimen, every instance of an unrepeatable and nowhere duplicated series.

—Roger Cardinal and John Elsner, The Cultures of Collecting

col·lec·ta·ne·a 1.) Passages, remarks, etc., collected from various sources; (as collect. sing.) a collection of passages, a miscellany. 2.) A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.

This exhibition illuminates the broader social history of the Hood by exploring the diverse "authors" of its collection history and will look at how the museum's collection has been developed and (re)defined over time. Uniting traditional with contemporary and Western with non-Western art via pottery, sculpture, utilitarian objects, textiles, photographs, and prints, col·lec·ta·ne·a explores different collecting practices and ideologies that reflect the museum's unique identity as a hunter and gatherer of material culture. Topics addressed in the exhibition include the role of private collectors in developing museum collections; the... read more

Reflections on the Mirror

December 06, 2005, through February 02, 2006

Beyond East and West

Seven Transnational Artists

October 09, 2005, through December 12, 2005

This exhibition presents new work by seven important contemporary artists with an intimate knowledge both of a so-called "East" (the Middle East and North Africa) from whence they come and a "West" (Europe and America) where they primarily live and work. Beyond simply disrupting Western stereotypes and discourses, they address themselves to the issues raised by competing cultural allegiances. The exhibition features the work of Jananne Al-Ani, Ghada Amer, Mona Hatoum, Y. Z. Kami, Walid Raad, Michal Rovner, and Shahzia Sikander. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Celebrating Twenty Years

Gifts in Honor of the Hood Museum of Art

June 11, 2005, through December 12, 2005

The Hood Museum of Art's collections at Dartmouth College, like many other museum collections, are varied and idiosyncratic, and many of its greatest riches stem from the imagination and collecting impulses of individual curators and donors. Celebrating Twenty Years showcases exceptional works of art that have been generously offered by Dartmouth alumni and friends as recent outright and promised gifts to the museum in honor of twenty years of the Hood Museum of Art in the postmodern building designed by Charles Moore and Centerbrook Architects. These important gifts will greatly enhance the museum collections and highlight the tremendous generosity of Dartmouth friends and alumni. In addition, they will expand the museum's ability to provide Dartmouth students and faculty and all visitors to the museum with direct and meaningful encounters with original works of art.


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