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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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June 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

A work of art is a form of communication that employs a visual language,rather than words, to express its meaning. But can this language help students improve their critical interpretation skills? Carl Thum, director of the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth, wanted to know, and he and Lesley Wellman, curator of education at the Hood, added the exercise of “reading” a work of art into Thum’s Writing 5 course curriculum, which is crafted to develop students’ analytical thinking,...

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February 28, 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Susan E. Knapp, excerpt courtesy of Dartmouth Life (February 2007)

Visitors to the Hood Museum of Art know immediately that Dartmouth students are involved. One of the first things they encounter at the Hood is A Space for Dialogue. This area is reserved to showcase items from the permanent collection that are chosen by the museum’s student interns. The exhibitions are...

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February 28, 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

For more than two decades, the Hood’s weekend programs for families and children have provided opportunities for younger audiences to explore works of art in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Some events are designed for adults and children to learn about art in the galleries together, create studio projects, watch demonstrations, or participate in performances.

The Family Day taking place on April 22, Life in the Arctic, is a good example of this type of...

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January 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

What do robots and art have in common? More than you might expect, and the significant connections between them inspired an exciting collaboration last summer among the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth, regional young people, and the Hood Museum of Art.

Each summer the Office of the Provost and the Department of Computer Science co-sponsor the Summer Robotics Program for Upper Valley Youth. Taught by visiting scholar Suzanne Thompson, Dartmouth students, and faculty...

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January 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

In the fall, the Hood made all Family Days and Teen Workshops free, adding them to the museum’s long list of programs that are also free, including lectures, gallery talks,receptions, symposia, tours, workshops, and ArtVentures. “We feel strongly that the museum and the full breadth of its programs should be fully accessible to our diverse audiences,” notes Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education.“This...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education

In many of the programs offered at the Hood, we engage visitors in the active interpretation of works of art. This engagement takes many different forms, but one that we have found works well for school children, teenagers, college students, and adults is descriptive and creative writing in response to works of art. The following poems inspired by works in the American collection demonstrate how effective this approach can be. Both poems...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006 

This fall when you visit the Hood, make a point to see the current Space for Dialogue exhibition in the entrance lobby. Five powerful selections from the collection including prints by Francisco Goya and Käthe Kollwitz, photographs by James Nachtwey and Dmitri Baltermants, and a bronze sculpture by Marius Jean Antonin Mercie come together to present a profound and moving picture of war and its victims.

On view through...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Kevin Perry ’04, Megan Fontanella ’04, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, Hood Museum of Art interns

This winter, Kevin Perry ’04, public relations intern, interviewed Megan Fontanella ’04, Class of 1954 intern, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, part-time special projects intern, about the exhibition they curated during their senior year. The show features the work of over two dozen photographers, all of them women, from the permanent collection of the Hood.

KEVIN: Why...

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