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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012

Since 2002, the Hood Museum of Art has offered Dartmouth students a non-curricular seminar titled Museum Collecting 101, which gives them the opportunity to learn about the museum’s acquisition policy and also the criteria a curator uses to evaluate works for purchase.The course culminates in the students’ selection of a photograph for the museum’s holdings.

In 2009, the subject of the class was documentary photography, and students that year were asked to think about a number...

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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012

Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education at the Hood Museum of Art, was selected by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) as the 2012 National Museum Art Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level within their division. The award was presented in March at the NAEA national convention in New York.

“I was delighted to learn that Lesley had...

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March 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, spring 2012

The Hood staff is very excited about the diverse and accomplished group of individuals who have been contributing to the museum’s efforts this year. The internship program provides opportunities for Dartmouth seniors from all majors to engage with museum work in various professional capacities.

Senior internships are offered in three main fields: curatorial, programming, and public relations. Curatorial interns research objects, write labels and brochures, and assist with all other...

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March 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, spring 2012
Essi Rönkkö, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

This spring term the Hood Museum of Art is presenting a special teaching exhibition in Harrington Gallery featuring long-term loan objects from the Yale University Art Gallery. This installation, titled Investigations into the...

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March 1, 2012
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Hood Quarterly, spring 2012

Sybil Williamson, who has been a docent at the Hood since 1992, is playing a national leadership role in the museum education community. In October she became president of the National Docent Symposium Council (NDSC) for a two-year term beginning in 2011. Sybil’s engagement with the NDSC began in 2001, when she agreed to serve as a regional representative. Because of her great strengths as a leader and spokesperson, she was continually asked to assume additional responsibilities and...

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September 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2011-12

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education and Assistant Director, has recently completed four years of service as the director-elect and then director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Founded in 1947, the NAEA is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Its over 22,000 members include elementary, middle, and high...

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September 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2011-12

Across the country, medical students, police officers, and business executives are spending time in art museums as part of their professional training and development. Engaging with original works of art fosters careful observation and the ability to interpret visual information—skills that are essential to success in all three fields. Indeed,“visual literacy” (the ability to construct meaning from all that we see) is important to all of us.We need to be equipped with the ability...

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March 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011

Each year, the Hood Museum of Art offers internships to Dartmouth students entering their senior year. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and we had a record number of applicants in fall 2010, making the selection process extremely competitive. The museum is delighted to have five Dartmouth seniors on staff this year: Courtney Chapel, Maria Fillas...

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March 1, 2011
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Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011

Sometimes we receive indications that the Hood’s educational efforts have made a difference in the community. One such affirmation came in a commentary by Annie Guyon that aired on Vermont Public Radio in mid-December. Called “Looking at Art,” the piece discussed the value of taking children to museums. Near the end of the commentary, Ms. Guyon included a beautiful tribute to the museum’s work with regional schools when she reported that Mary Lou Massucco, an art...

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March 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011

Egyptian Art at the Museum

Christine Lilyquist, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s former head of the Department of Egyptian Art and Lila Acheson Wallace Research Curator in Egyptology, has served as advisor and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Hood over the past few years as she has researched and catalogued the museum’s collection of ancient Egyptian objects. During her career at the Met, Dr. Lilyquist directed the reinstallation of the...

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