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Past Exhibitions

Transcending Time

Recent Work by Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson

January 22, 2005, through March 13, 2005

This bold new exhibition features work by contemporary video artists Bill Viola and Lorna Simpson. Both artists respond directly to European painterly tradition by using film and digital technology to explore the representation of themes found in early Renaissance and Old Master works. Two of the four works featured in this exhibition are new recent acquisitions and represent an ambitious new direction for the Hood's collection.

White Eyes, Black Faces

The Depiction of African Americans by White Artists

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January 04, 2005, through February 14, 2005

Looking Backward, Moving Forward

Women Photographers in the Hood's Collection

June 12, 2004, through September 19, 2004

The advent of the photograph in the early nineteenth century introduced new dimensions to image making. Since then, photographers have experimented with a variety of techniques while producing images that confront the realities of a changing world. This exhibition both reflects on the evolution of photography and identifies important work collected by the museum, focusing on an especially strong group of photographs by women artists, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Gertrude Käsebier, Claude Cahun, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, Justine Kurland, and Janine Gordon.

Luis Gispert

Loud Image

June 05, 2004, through September 19, 2004

In his first solo exhibition, artist Luis Gispert profoundly critiques the various dominant cultures and subcultures in contemporary American life, addressing issues of ethnicity, youth, power, and beauty. Gispert was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and raised primarily in Miami. He trained first at Miami-Dade Community College and then at the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. Today, he lives and works in Brooklyn. His work cannily explores and confronts familiar aspects of youth culture, art history, hip-hop music, and, most recently, his own Cuban American background. His vividly colored photographs and booming sound sculptures have been shown widely throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and the Middle East, and have become virtual mainstays in recent surveys of contemporary art practices.

The Photographer’s Eye

May 08, 2004, through June 13, 2004

Crossing Currents

The Synergy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ouattara Watts

March 30, 2004, through June 06, 2004

This exhibition focuses upon a small selection of works by the African American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Cote d'Ivoirian artist Ouattara Watts. It addresses Basquiat and Watts's personal negotiations with their own multicultural identities, experiences, and evocations, which culminate in their intense artistic searches for belonging in a transnational world.

Playing Around with Art

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April 27, 2004, through May 23, 2004

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to Present

January 24, 2004, through March 14, 2004

Lateral Thinking

Art of the 1990s

January 17, 2004, through March 14, 2004

This extraordinary exhibition features forty contemporary artists from North, South, and Central America, Cuba, Africa, China, and Europe, including Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Roman de Salvo, Zhang Huan, William Kentridge, Byron Kim, Jean Lowe, Vik Muniz, and Cindy Sherman, many of whose works have not appeared in the Upper Valley before. The exhibition defies categorization by style, school, or medium, but a number of key ideas recur throughout, such as the body; the construction of identity (gender, personal, social, or ethnic); the role of the artist; and one's relationship to everyday occurrences and objects.

Regional Selections 30

June 07, 2003, through August 03, 2003

The Hood celebrates thirty years of regional art exhibitions at Dartmouth College with Regional Selections 30, the happy result of a year of strong collaboration among twelve arts organizations in New Hampshire and Vermont. Recent works by area artists Ria Blaas, Bob Boemig, Peter Paedra Bramhall, Chris Calnan, Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid, James McGarrell, Jerry MacMichael, The Main Street Museum, MANUAL, Petria Mitchell, Andy Moerlein, Lawrence Nowlan, Rebecca Purdum, Gary Haven Smith, and George Tooker were chosen by museum and nonprofit gallery directors across the region. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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