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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
 

Every year in October, as part of the annual observation of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Hood pays tribute to its dedicated volunteers by naming a Volunteer of the Year. This past fall, we were pleased to recognize the contributions of Mary Cooper. Mary has been a docent since the opening of the Hood in 1985. Throughout the past 18 years, her service has been distinguished by her interactive approach to teaching in the galleries, and she has made art come alive for many of our...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece offers an unprecedented exploration of childhood in ancient Greece through the study of art and artifacts. To complement and enhance visitors’ understanding of the objects in the exhibition, the museum has developed an extensive hands-on learning area for visitors of all ages called the Friends’ House. Inspired by the design of typical Greek homes, it contains a wide range of materials that enable...

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recently, Amanda Potter ’02, Student Programming Assistant at the Hood, sat down with this year’s Hood senior interns to discuss A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students. Now in its second year, this innovative project allows students to create their own micro-exhibitions for the...

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Why teach children about art? Surveys conducted in the 1990s by the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Fund at museums across the country revealed that 66 percent of adults who visited museums had done so when they were children. At the Hood Museum of Art, surveys of adult visitors revealed an even higher average of 76 percent. Clearly, childhood experience plays a significant role in shaping lifelong interests and habits, and this is one of the reasons why the Hood offers a wide array of programs for visitors under the age of eighteen.

Each...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

This past winter, the Space for Dialogue exhibition program got a new look. The first two students to take advantage of the freshly designed space and brochure were Paula Bigboy ’03 and Mercedes Duff ’03, both curatorial interns. Ms. Bigboy investigated the visual language of beauty in Consuming Life: On the Ideals of Beauty and Assuming Identity in a Culture of Fear. Ms. Duff followed with a compelling...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Docents, or volunteer educators, introduce thousands of visitors to the Hood’s exhibitions and collections each year. After learning about the art on view, docents share their knowledge and enthusiasm by leading tours for school and community groups, teaching Saturday morning ArtVentures for children, and helping to staff Family Days.

For your next visit to the museum, why not consider a...

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January 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

The Hood is proud to continue its pathbreaking curatorial program A Space for Dialogue. Thanks to generous, ongoing support from the Class of 1948, museum interns have the opportunity to organize a series of micro-exhibitions of their own conceptions and convictions, exposing many interesting and little-known pieces from the permanent collection to the light of day.

Last fall, Curatorial Intern James Parker ‘02 took a critical look at four pieces of late ...

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