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Past Exhibitions

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.

High Society

Psychedelic Rock Posters of Haight-Asbury

March 26, 2002, through May 19, 2002

The largest survey of psychedelic rock posters in more than twenty years, this exhibition presents selections from the extensive collection of Paul Prince and includes important examples by each of the "Big Five" artists of psychedelic poster design: Wes Wilson, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, and Alton Kelley. These works, intended to serve as ephemeral street advertisements, present a unique opportunity to observe the evolution of a psychedelic art form during a turning point in American consciousness.

James Nachtwey


March 26, 2002, through May 12, 2002

The Hood Museum of Art presents this exhibition of approximately twenty photographs by world-renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey, who will be on campus as a Montgomery Fellow during the spring term in conjunction with the thirteenth annual Humanities Institute, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The institute, entitled The Near in Blood, the Nearer Bloody: Interethnic Civil War / Cultural Genocide / Cultural Resistance, will take place from March 25 through May 31 at Dartmouth College. Nachtwey, a Dartmouth graduate, is a member of the institute. His photographs document the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, famine in the Sudan, and the recent conflict in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Afghanistan.

Creating Under Pressure

Artistic Brilliance as a Symbol of Cultural Resilience

March 26, 2002, through April 14, 2002


American Indian Collections from the Hood Museum of Art

November 18, 2000, through April 07, 2002

Untitled (Jean Dubuffet and Cornelia Parker)

January 22, 2002, through March 10, 2002

Reflections in Black

Smithsonian African American Photography: Art and Activism

January 12, 2002, through March 10, 2002

This exhibition explores the rich legacy of African American photographers who captured the struggles, achievements, and tragedies of a tumultuous time: the civil rights and black power movements of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Assuming the role of social activist, these photographers documented leading figures such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Muhammad Ali, as well as innovators in the music world such as Billie Holiday, Lester Young, and John Coltrane. A continuing desire to raise social consciousness motivates contemporary photographers to chronicle the realities of life for African Americans today. Photographs of the 1980s and 1990s, many the results of the artists' personal engagement with their own communities, form the second major focus of the exhibition.

Forms and Messages

Selections from the Hood Museum of Art Collection

January 19, 2002, through March 10, 2002

Mel Kendrick

Core Samples

January 12, 2002, through March 10, 2002

Ten recent sculptures by New York artist Mel Kendrick will make their public debut at the Hood Museum of Art this winter. Kendrick's work reveals his longstanding preoccupation with process as well as his unerring sense of sculptural form. With systematic logic and a keen sense of his materials, Kendrick has created this new series he calls "core samples"—wood sculptures that respond to the form, exterior textures, and growth patterns of the trees from which they originate. With this body of work, Kendrick comes closer to a dialogue with the original form of the medium in which he works than at any other point in his thirty-year career as an artist.


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