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December 5, 2017
Vera Palmer, a senior lecturer in Native American Studies, teaches “Perspectives in Native American Studies” in the Hood’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center in 2011.

by Dartmouth's Office of Communications

The award will support a team to focus on Native American art.

The Hood Museum of Art is among the first art museums in the country to receive a newly announced Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative joint grant of $6 million from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Hood received a grant in the amount of $313,529. The complete project will be supported through a combination of the award and required matching funds.

Each foundation is committing $3 million over three years to support creative...

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October 11, 2017
Sound artist Christine Sun Kim's work titled The Grid of Prefixed Acousmatics (2017), installed in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

This fall, sound takes over Dartmouth College with large-scale commissions for an exhibition project featuring internationally renowned artists. Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth is the first exhibition of sound art presented by the Hood Museum of Art, and more widely, one of the largest group commissioning projects of sound art to date. It represents a crucial step in the creation of sound art through a diverse set of new, site-specific work located on the Dartmouth College campus, offering visitors a glimpse into the highly varied and imaginative world of sound art.

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October 11, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, fall 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director 

Center for What?

Object-based inquiry might not roll off the tongue, but it perfectly describes the core activity of the Hood. Objects hold myriad stories. Over decades, centuries, and even millennia these stories multiply, expand, and evolve. Through it all, the objects themselves remain, steadfast beacons of individuals, communities, and eras long gone.

The Hood houses a wide...

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August 22, 2017
The work of Terry Adkins and Jess Rowland installed at Hood Downtown, on view in Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth. Photo by Matt Zayatz.

Schedule of Symposium Events

Friday, September 22, 3:30-5:30 pm
Join the artists commissioned to create site-specific works for this exhibition and explore each installation across campus. The tour will begin at Hood Downtown; see order of works below. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

1. Hood Downtown
Terry Adkins, selected works (presented by co-curators Spencer Topel and Amelia Kahl)
Jess Rowland, The Other Side of Air: Notations for Interactive Sound, 2017,...

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July 14, 2017
Jane Cavalier at the opening of Rachel Harrison's show, Prasine, at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, May, 2017. Photo courtesy of Jane Cavalier.

Where are they now?: Jane Cavalier, 2012–2013 Class of 1954 Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2014?

After graduating, I had a 2014–2015 Fulbright Research Scholarship in Berlin to study German art. I then went on to get a masters degree in art history, with a concentration on contemporary American art, from the Courtauld Institute in London, with the generous support of Dartmouth’s James B. Reynolds Scholarship. I now work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where I am the Modern Women’s Fund 12-Month Intern...

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June 15, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, summer 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Out of sight, but not out of mind.

The collection is the heart of the museum, and though it is not currently on view, it is very much on our minds. Several ambitious projects now underway directly involve the art in our care and the future of its presentation at the museum. Foremost among these has been our curators’ effort to acquire significant new works in a variety of collecting...

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June 12, 2017
Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic on view at Hood Downtown through August 27, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic

June 9-August 27, 2017

All events will take place at Hood Downtown, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

29 June, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 P.M.
DARTMOUTH NIGHT: Student Reception
Dartmouth graduate and undergraduate students are invited to explore the exhibition and meet the artist. Light refreshments provided. Wine for 21+ with ID.

30 June, Friday, 5:00–7:00 P.M.
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception, explore the exhibition, and meet the...

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June 1, 2017

The Hood Museum of Art announces the August departure of Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art since 2013, for the position of Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. At the Hood, Nzewi curated a series of well-received exhibitions, including Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish (2017); ...

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May 18, 2017
Olivia Field discussing her A Space for Dialogue installation titled Goddesses, Models, and Prostitutes: An Exploration of the Reclining Female Nude, which examined the differences and uses of female nakedness and nudity in art. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Where are they now?: Olivia Field, 2014-15 Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2015?

I am currently a legal assistant working for a plaintiff’s-side law firm in San Francisco that specializes in employment law and fighting discrimination in the workplace. I will soon be applying to law school. I am still open to a career in the arts, but perhaps from a legal angle.

Were your original intentions to pursue a career in the arts after college?


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May 11, 2017

"The Hood Museum of Art renovation reached an important milestone recently with the completion of the steel skeleton. A 'topping-out' ceremony celebrated the progress. 'We are together creating a new work of art,' says John Stomberg,...

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