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The Stahl Collection

August 01, 2015, through December 07, 2015
Georges Rouault, Amazone (Equestrian)

Georges Rouault, Amazone (Equestrian) from Le Cirque (The Circus), 1930, color aquatint. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.105

Gerry Williams, Vase

Gerry Williams, Vase, about mid-1980s, stoneware. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.20

Conrad Felixmüller, Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait)

Conrad Felixmüller, Selbstbildnis (Self Portrait), plate 24, from the illustrated book Deutsche Graphiker der Gegenwart (German Printmakers of Our Time) by Kurt Pfister, 1919; published 1920, woodcut. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.82

Wenceslaus Hollar, When Adam Delved

Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein, the younger, When Adam Delved, from the Dance of Death series, 1651, etching. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.86

Don Freeman, Two Men at Café Table

Don Freeman, Two Men at Café Table, about 1930s, conte crayon and ink wash. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.6

James Aponovich, EAMA (Bartage Hotel, Manchester, N.H.)

James Aponovich, EAMA (Bartage Hotel, Manchester, N.H.), 1976, graphite. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.27

Sigmund Abeles, Space Issue #1—Italy

Sigmund Abeles, Space Issue #1—Italy, 1977, drypoint. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl in memory of their parents, Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Class of 1947; 2014.73.23

The Hood Museum of Art's striking installation of thirty prints, drawings, and ceramics from the recently donated Stahl collection presents a wonderful opportunity to learn from art objects chosen by passionate, discerning collectors. Assembled over a period of sixty years, these highlights include bold, socially critical German Expressionist prints by Max Beckmann, Ludwig Meidner, and Emil Nolde, complemented by early twentieth-century American works on paper in a social realist mode. A cornerstone of the Stahl collection, assembled over decades, is Georges Rouault’s poignant series of eight aquatints titled The Circus (Le Cirque), 1930. The installation also features late twentieth-century works by New Hampshire artists, including James Aponovich and pioneering ceramicists Gerry Williams and Edwin and Mary Scheier. These highlights are drawn from the 118 works donated by Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl, the children of the original collectors, the late Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Dartmouth Class of 1947. The high quality of the works, combined with their strong thematic links to a wide range of academic fields, makes these new acquisitions prime candidates for the interdisciplinary, object-based teaching that is central to the Hood Museum of Art’s mission.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously support by the Harrington Gallery Fund.
Curated by Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming / Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art [to mid-twentieth century]

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Hood Museum of Art, Albright Gallery
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Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming

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