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June 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, summer 2008
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, and Kristin Garcia, Assistant Curator of Academic and Student Programming

At the end of each academic year, Hood staff members ask the current senior interns to tell us what project they enjoyed most at the museum. They invariably comment that curating their own exhibition for the ongoing series ...

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March 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

Now in its seventh year, A Space for Dialogue affords Hood Museum interns the opportunity to curate a small exhibition centered on a theme with objects from the permanent collection. Working closely with museum staff, interns determine a focus, select artwork, write objects labels and a brochure, consider design elements, and deliver a public...

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March 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

Many years ago the Friendship Fund was established to enable the museum to recognize a teacher for her or his exemplary use of the Hood as an educational and cultural resource within the school curriculum. This spring we honor Deb Nelson of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H., for her longstanding and innovative use of the museum’s collections and exhibitions in her courses.

Ms. Nelson teaches both English and social studies and makes use...

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January 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008

Every year in October, in observation of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Hood Museum of Art pays tribute to its dedicated volunteer corps by naming a Volunteer of the Year. This past fall, we recognized the contributions of Marjorie Cook, docent at the Hood. Margie was in the first class of docents who began the program in 1985 and in the twenty-two years since has represented the museum with warmth, cheerfulness, and enthusiasm. When speaking of Margie, her fellow docents...

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January 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008

What do art and the environment have in common? In the recent work of contemporary Ghanaian artist El Anatsui and related museum programs, the answer is a great deal. Last winter’s exhibition El Anatsui: GAWU featured visually stunning sculptures by the artist that were made from recycled materials. Anatsui uses recycled materials both because he believes in using whatever his environment provides and as a way to address issues...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

This fall term, Dartmouth College Humanities Institute participants, including visiting residential fellows and several Dartmouth faculty members, are meeting weekly on campus to investigate the impact of visual humor on history, psychology, culture, and everyday life from multiple perspectives. No Laughing Matter is led by David Bindman (Morton Distinguished Fellow) and Angela Rosenthal (Dartmouth Institute Director), under the auspices of the Leslie Center for the...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming

This past April, the Hood Museum of Art joined the campus-wide celebration of the Montgomery Endowment’s residency of dance pioneers Pilobolus with the exhibition Pilobolus Comes Home: Three Decades of Dance Photographs. The photographs displayed in the exhibition, works of art in their own right, reinforced the connection between...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

What do art and medicine have in common? One key thing is the need for wellhoned observation skills. This fact led education staff at the museum and Dartmouth Medical School faculty to work together to create a program to enhance future doctors’ observation and diagnostic skills through looking at works of art.The two-hour workshop, called The Art of Clinical Observation, is made available to medical students through the first-year “On-...

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June 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, has been named the next Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), a nonprofit organization that represents and serves thousands of art educators, mostly in the United States but also from Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This is an extremely prestigious position in the realm of art education.

Wellman will serve a four-year term, beginning immediately, from spring...

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June 1, 2007
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Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Sybil Williamson has been recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. The NDS promotes education and training for volunteer and paid gallery teachers, including a national conference held every two years that is attended by hundreds of docents from all types of museums. Hood docents gave presentations at NDS symposia in 1999 and 2005.

This summer, Ms. Williamson will end her four-year term as a New England Regional...

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