We are expanding! Check out our programming while the museum is closed.

Past Exhibitions

Body (A)Part

Fragmentation of the Female Form

April 05, 2005, through May 23, 2005

Say Word.

February 15, 2005, through April 04, 2005

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

January 04, 2005, through February 14, 2005

Leger, Tanning, and Daura

Sexuality and Surrealism

September 18, 2004, through January 03, 2005

Illuminating Instruments

Studying Light at Dartmouth

June 19, 2004, through October 17, 2004

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.

Broken Bodies

Icons of Sexual Violence

May 28, 2004, through July 11, 2004

The Photographer’s Eye

May 08, 2004, through June 13, 2004


Hood Museum