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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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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009
Abigail Weir, Curatorial Assistant

The French painter and graphic artist Honoré Daumier (1808– 1879) was described by his contemporary, the influential poet Charles Baudelaire, as “one of the most important men, not only of caricature but in the whole of modern art.” Daumier’s formative years as an artist coincided with the first daily journals that incorporated illustration, and he made his name with political prints in such popular French publications as La...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

Our connection with the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth and their artists-in-residence program has continued to thrive. In 2007, both Magdelene Odundo and Subhankar Banerjee exhibited their works at the Hood. Most recently, it has...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

Learning to Look, created by the Hood Museum of Art, is an approach designed to help viewers look carefully and think critically about any work of art they encounter. The approach includes the five steps involved in exploring a work of art: careful observation, analysis, research, interpretation, and critique. Developed originally to equip regional teachers of all grade levels and subjects to...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

This past fall and winter Hood Museum of Art members participated in two four-session courses—the first of their kind at the museum—focusing on the Hood’s European art collection. The fall course explored European paintings and sculpture, while the winter course centered on European Old Master prints. Both courses were taught by Curator of European Art Bart Thurber and other Hood staff members and incorporated lectures, direct engagement with works of art, gallery...

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January 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, winter 2009

The Hood Museum of Art’s internship program provides opportunities for Dartmouth seniors from all disciplines to engage with museum work in various professional capacities. The 2008–9 Hood Senior Interns include Sarah Crnkovich and Kathleen Rice working in interpretation and programming,...

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January 1, 2009
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Hood Quarterly, winter 2009

One of the goals of the Hood is to provide multiple and varied ways for visitors to engage with and learn about original works of art. To this end, Kris Bergquist in the education department created a resource called Creative Space: Art + Writing. The sixteen-page booklet is available at the museum free of charge and invites visitors to respond to art through their own creative writing. It is designed to work for all ages, though it may work best for younger children to...

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September 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2008

This summer marked the third year that the museum collaborated with Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD). SEAD is a program that expands educational and cultural opportunities for promising high school students from underresourced urban and rural schools. It encourages academic preparedness and personal growth through intensive summer immersions at Dartmouth as well as year-round mentoring by Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff. Students enrolled in the program come to...

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June 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, summer 2008

In 2006 the Hood and a local retirement community, Kendal at Hanover, initiated a collaboration that brings people who have Alzheimer’s to the museum to view works of art.The idea was inspired by an article in the New York Times that described similar programs being offered by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Those museums and their partner organizations have found that engagement with the visual arts has a positive effect on...

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June 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, summer 2008

On April 12, the exhibition Black Womanhood inspired yet another excellent Hood symposium in Loew Auditorium, featuring papers by established scholars Deborah King (Dartmouth College), Cynthia Becker (Boston University), and Oyeronke Oyewumi (SUNY-Stony Brook) that revealed the complex issues surrounding the representation and selfpresentation of African and black women through the arts. Four artists whose work is featured in the exhibition, Hassan Musa, Sokari Douglas...

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