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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006

This fall, the Hood Museum of Art is pleased to honor Marguerite Collier as its Volunteer of the Year. This award is presented by the Hood every October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month as a way of paying tribute to its dedicated volunteers. Marguerite has been an enthusiastic volunteer at the Hood Museum Shop since moving to the Upper Valley in 1994 with her husband, Bob. In addition to her zeal for assisting shop customers, Marguerite is also devoted to ...

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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
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

Paul Gauguin’s famous instruction "Soyez mysterieuse!" has prompted all kinds of creative work for over a century now. The French artist’s dedication to unconventional ways of being in the world stood in contrast to the routine habits of “modern life” as they were practiced in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. Indeed, the mysterious role that Gauguin advocated in both public and private spheres helped shape his legend as a brilliant, if thoroughly alienated, modern artist. Vanguard representations...

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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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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Roberto Tejada, Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego, and co-curator of the exhibition

Luis Gispert is an image-maker in the comprehensive sense of the word. Loud Image presents a broad range of his works—photographic, time-based, and sculptural—with the aim of prompting a conversation between them in order to...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Katherine Hart, Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

The Hood Museum of Art’s Lathrop Gallery is dedicated to showing modern and contemporary works from the collection in honor of Churchill P. Lathrop and his wife, Dorothy. Churchill Lathrop was an early member of the college’s art department and a longstanding advocate of modern and contemporary art during his years at Dartmouth. With his colleague Artemas Packard, Churchill Lathrop created the college’s...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Beginning in the 1930s, Isabel Bishop captured in her art the ordinary, fleeting gestures of city inhabitants as observed on the streets and public conveyances of Manhattan. Like her fellow “Fourteenth Street School” artists, including Reginald Marsh, she used a lively, reportorial style to convey the bustling street life around this commercial downtown neighborhood. Bishop brought an especially intimate regard to her numerous images of female office workers chatting on street corners, striding confidently along the sidewalks, or stopping to pull...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

This past term, twelve Dartmouth undergraduates gave up their Monday evenings for six consecutive weeks to participate in a non-credit course offered by the Hood. As a group, these individuals studied the museum’s small but distinguished collection of photographs, participated in discussions about the history of that medium, and became acquainted with the ethics of standard curatorial practice. Ultimately, these students helped strengthen the permanent holdings by advising the Hood on the acquisition of a single work of art. The work they...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

The Hood will conclude its year-long exploration of contemporary art in the fall with Beyond East and West: Seven Transnational Artists. This traveling exhibition, organized by the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, displays new work by seven important contemporary artist with an intimate knowledge both of a so-called “East” (the Middle East and North Africa) from whence they come and a “West” (Europe and America) where they primarily live and...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

At first glance, Roman de Salvo’s Power Maze suggests a baffling network. Scaled to the size of a mural, his sculpture sprawls over a large wall surface with its dense interlacing of conduit, switchboxes, and electrical hardware. Like some aspects of everyday life, this work of art may first strike us as overwhelmingly intricate and frustratingly indirect. As a strong image, however, it compels attention and even offers a bit of illumination—at once fake and ornamental but also, in its own flickering...

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