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Past Exhibitions

Ambassadors of Progress

American Women Photographers in Paris, 1900–1901

January 04, 2003, through March 09, 2003

Highlighting breathtaking landscapes, intimate portraits, and scenes of everyday life by twenty-nine notable American women photographers at the turn of the century, this stunning exhibition partially recreates a historic exhibition organized by pioneering photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Universal Exposition of 1900 in Paris.


Exploring of the work of Gertrude Kasebier, Amelia van Buren, Zaida Ben-Yusef, and more, Ambassadors of Progress investigates the central role of American women photographers within the self-consciously artistic movement known as pictorialism.

The Power of (Re)Construction

Changing Perceptions of Black-American Identity

January 18, 2003, through February 16, 2003

The Creative Journey of Nike Davies-Okundaye

November 16, 2002, through January 19, 2003

A rich slice of Yoruba culture offers a unique experience for visitors to the museum through January 19 in the form of batik textiles in Harrington Gallery. Although small in scale, this exhibition is large on life. Visitors entering the gallery are surrounded by the deep, calming shades of indigo—a traditional color used in the making of Nigerian textiles. These inspired works are created by internationally recognized Nigerian artist, musician, and dancer Nike Davies-Okundaye—a fascinating person in her own right. Offered as part of Davies­Okundaye's nine-day residency at Dartmouth College, the exhibition includes a video made at the artists' school for men and women in Nigeria that demonstrates the various methods and forms of creating batik.

Consuming Life

On the Ideals of Beauty and Assuming Identity in a Culture of Fear

December 14, 2002, through January 12, 2003

José Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927–1934

June 01, 2002, through December 15, 2002

This exhibition of more than 120 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, and preparatory studies for murals explores the extensive body of work produced by José Clemente Orozco, one of the leading Mexican artists of the twentieth century, during an extended stay in the United States. Scheduled for presentation at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, the exhibition showcases Orozco's revolutionary artistic vision. During this time, the artist created important murals at Pomona College, Claremont, California, the New School for Social Research, New York, and Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Viewed as a whole, his work from this period sheds light on the artist's complex creative and political development and provides an illuminating case study on the influence of Mexican visual artists in the United States.

An Economy in Transition

Art of the Plains at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

October 19, 2002, through December 08, 2002

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art

September 07, 2002, through November 10, 2002

Untitled (Bill Viola and Carrie Mae Weems)

July 23, 2002, through October 18, 2002

Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection

July 20, 2002, through September 01, 2002


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