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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue

The term docent, originally from the Latin, means someone who teaches or instructs.The Hood Museum of Art has been extremely fortunate over the past twenty-five years to have a wide range of community members volunteer their time and energy and serve as docents, or gallery teachers at the museum. Docents learn about—and then teach others about—all of the museum’s collections and exhibitions. In a single year this can encompass art as diverse as frescoes by the...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue

Every year the Hood offers professional development opportunities in the form of workshops and written and online resources for regional teachers. The goal of these programs and resources is to cultivate teaching with original works of art in the K–12 curriculum. Workshops introduce teachers to the art on display at the museum and provide them with skills and...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue

This fall, the Hood Museum of Art celebrates twenty-five years in its award-winning Charles Moore building. The occasion is an opportunity to reflect on the ways that the Hood has served the campus and broader community through its commitment to creating learning encounters and cultivating teaching with objects. In this media-saturated world, visual literacy is vital to critical thinking. It is our goal that all museum visitors are able to navigate the visual, including the...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Vicky Ransmeier, docent and friend of the museum, on October 21, 2009. Vicky was deeply committed to the museum and its educational mission. She radiated enthusiasm as she shared her love and knowledge of art with visitors to the Hood during her six years as a docent.

In recognition of her dedication to art and to the museum, her...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

Each year the Hood staff (assisted by interns and Dartmouth faculty) offers an extracurricular program for Dartmouth students called Museum Collecting 101. The course affords students a behind-thescenes look at the core work of the museum: acquiring, exhibiting, and teaching with original works of art.

When the program was offered in winter 2009, it focused on...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

The Hood is very pleased to introduce the accomplished group of nine individuals that have been contributing a fresh perspective to the museum’s activities this year. The internship program provides opportunities for Dartmouth seniors from all disciplines to engage with museum work in various professional capacities. Senior internships are offered in four main fields: Curatorial, Programming, Public Relations, and the Arts at Dartmouth....

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

In 1989, the fledgling Hood Museum of Art opened a classroom in its storage area that houses three-dimensional art and artifacts as well as large paintings. Although it is a simple enough concept, this type of teaching space is actually quite rare in museums. The Bernstein Study-Storage...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

The recipient of the 2009 Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award is Katherine Hart, who serves as Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming at the Hood Museum of Art.

Brian Kennedy, Director of the Hood Museum of Art, said Hart “has been dedicated to creating opportunities for faculty and students at Dartmouth College to engage with works of art.” She is...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

We are sad to share news of the death of former docent Betty Lee on May 5, 2009. Betty was a member of the first group of docents to join the museum when it opened in 1985 and remained active until she became a docent emeritus in 2008. Throughout her twenty-three years as a docent, Betty shared her kindness and enthusiasm with countless visitors to the Hood. She enjoyed working with all audiences, especially...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

During the spring and summer of 2009, the Hood Museum of Art displayed Félix de la Concha: Private Portraits/Public Conversations, as part of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme for the year, conflict and reconciliation. The exhibition featured portraits of fifty-one people from the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities who had experienced conflict in their personal or professional lives and were on...

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