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January 17, 2018
From left to right: Marie-Therese Cummings ’18, Levinson Intern; Kimberly Yu ’18, Homma Family Intern;Tess McGuiness ’18, Conroy Intern; Gina Campanelli ’18, Class of 1954 Intern, and Ashley Dotson ’18, Conroy Intern.

The Hood’s internship program is continuing throughout the museum’s closure. Last year, Hood interns developed Virtual Space for Dialogue (VSFD) projects in lieu of physical Space for Dialogue exhibitions. Students chose works from the Hood’s collection and developed websites...

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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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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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February 27, 2017
Students from the 2016 spring Museum Collecting 101 session review potential photographs in NYC for the museum to acquire. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Ever wonder how art ends up in a museum? Want to help select new art for the Hood Museum's collection?

Join us for Museum Collecting 101!


On upcoming Monday evenings from 3:30-5:00. Dates are: April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8. (The last two sessions will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m.). There will also be a trip to New York City Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7.


After hours and behind-the-scenes at the Hood Museum of Art and a weekend in NYC!

What you will experience...

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September 1, 2016
James Nachtwey. Photo by Eli Burakian.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart sent James Nachtwey a series of questions upon the completion of the museum’s acquisition of his life’s work. Here are his replies.

What does the archive’s coming to Dartmouth mean to you?

Beginning in 1981, I committed myself to documenting contemporary history, worldwide, as...

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September 1, 2016

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

After twenty-six years at the Hood Museum of Art, Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education, will be leaving to take a new position as Head of Multigenerational Learning at the Saint Louis Art Museum in September. Lesley has consistently penned the Community of Learners section of the Hood Quarterly, and we are delighted to dedicate this issue’s...

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July 13, 2016
Dartmouth students in the Hood's conference room participating in the 2016 spring session of Museum Collecting 101. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

by Eva Munday '16, Hood Programming Class of 1954 Intern

Dartmouth students take with them various memories of their college years, whether volunteering at a local organization, a performance at the Hopkins Center, service as a class officer, or participation in a particularly important campus discussion. For the past fifteen years, the Hood Museum of Art has been providing another a memorable experience for students, and also an opportunity to leave their mark on campus. In a special non-curricular course, a group of Dartmouth students get to choose a work of art for the Hood's...

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June 1, 2016

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016

We are delighted to introduce the museum’s four-point plan for continued programming during the interval of our construction and reinstallation, ahead of a gala reopening in 2019.


Perhaps the most exciting aspect of our upcoming plans will be our storefront exhibition space on Main Street in Hanover. Beginning on September 16...

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June 1, 2016
Images and ArtStart Instructor Neely McNulty explores Ellsworth Kelly’s Dartmouth Panels with a group of fifth graders. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016

While our building undergoes an expansion and renovation, our outreach to regional schools will remain strong. The Hood will continue to offer Images and ArtStart, two of the museum’s foundational education programs that have provided valuable experiential learning opportunities for thousands of regional schoolchildren since their inception...

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