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Past Exhibitions

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

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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

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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)

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July 23, 2002, through October 18, 2002

Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection

July 20, 2002, through September 01, 2002

Joe Novak

Paintings, 1993–1999

May 18, 2002, through July 14, 2002

This exhibition explores the work of artist Joe Novak, Dartmouth Class of 1952 during a period of time when he focused primarily on painting. His paintings on canvas, abstract excursions into color and light, are infused with a meditative quality.

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