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May 18, 2017
Olivia Field discussing her A Space for Dialogue installation titled Goddesses, Models, and Prostitutes: An Exploration of the Reclining Female Nude, which examined the differences and uses of female nakedness and nudity in art. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Where are they now?: Olivia Field, 2014-15 Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2015?

I am currently a legal assistant working for a plaintiff’s-side law firm in San Francisco that specializes in employment law and fighting discrimination in the workplace. I will soon be applying to law school. I am still open to a career in the arts, but perhaps from a legal angle.

Were your original intentions to pursue a career in the arts after college?


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May 11, 2017

"The Hood Museum of Art renovation reached an important milestone recently with the completion of the steel skeleton. A 'topping-out' ceremony celebrated the progress. 'We are together creating a new work of art,' says John Stomberg,...

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May 1, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Dartmouth hosted a topping-out ceremony in recognition of the construction progress to date regarding the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art. Many of those involved in the project signed the ceremonial beam. Speakers included Interim Vice President for Campus Services Steve Moore, Joe Imelio, project executive for Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Cliff Hosley, the site superintendent, and Hood Director John Stomberg and Deputy Director Juliette Bianco. At 12:45 p.m., the beam was hoisted into place as the barbecue lunch came to an end.

April 20, 2017
March 17, 2017: Almost one year after the museum closed, the first beems of steel for the Hood's expanded facade and new galleries are in place. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

A behind-the-scenes look at the museum's expansion.

One year after our galleries closed to the public, steel beams started going up. These images document the progress made over the course of five weeks in early spring 2017.

April 12, 2017
Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series at Hood Downtown, illuminated globes. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Quarterly, spring 2017
Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director
​Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Ingo Günther: World Processor
Hood Downtown | March 24–May 28, 2017

Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough
Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts | March 24–April 30, 2017

This spring, the Hood dips into the world of big data by...

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April 12, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, spring 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

The Responsive Museum

At Dartmouth, we talk a lot about the need for our students to learn adaptability above all other skills. While the challenges of the twenty-first century are still largely unknown, we are certain they will be myriad, daunting, and quickly evolving. It stands to reason that the best preparation Dartmouth can offer students is the ability to face change with courage...

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March 28, 2017
An ArtStart class takes a tour of outdoor sculpture. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA) Statement on Funding for the Arts

We, the directors of the Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA), are deeply concerned about potential budget cuts that threaten funding so vital to us and to the good work that arts organizations do throughout the nation. We must continue to hold the line and to promote the arts energetically through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

With small operational...

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February 27, 2017
Students from the 2016 spring Museum Collecting 101 session review potential photographs in NYC for the museum to acquire. Photo by Amelia Kahl.

Ever wonder how art ends up in a museum? Want to help select new art for the Hood Museum's collection?

Join us for Museum Collecting 101!


On upcoming Monday evenings from 3:30-5:00. Dates are: April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8. (The last two sessions will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m.). There will also be a trip to New York City Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7.


After hours and behind-the-scenes at the Hood Museum of Art and a weekend in NYC!

What you will experience...

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January 7, 2017
John Reynolds, lead preparator, and photographer Jeffrey Nintzel photographing three-dimensional African art objects from the Hood’s permanent collection. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Quarterly, winter 2017

Digitization and Cataloguing

During this period of renovation and expansion, Hood staff members are working on some fundamental tasks related to the collection, one of which is its digitization. Put simply, more images of the collection online allow greater access to the museum’s greatest resource—the works of art and material culture it holds in trust. Recently, for example, the museum completed a project funded by a grant from the...

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January 7, 2017
Peter Stackpole, Jeanne Crain (cover shot for Life magazine, September 30, 1946), 1946 (print probably 1970s), gelatin silver print. Purchased through the Elizabeth and David C. Lowenstein ’67 Fund and the Fund for Contemporary Photography; 2016.30.17.

Hood Quarterly, winter 2017

Photography at the Hood: An Update

The two biggest stories of twentieth-century art were abstraction and the emergence of photography. The first is well represented in all its variety by the Hood collection, from its 1912 Pablo Picasso to the Mark Rothko, the Ellsworth Kelly, the Alma Thomas, and the Pat Steir, among many other great works of art. The second story is one we are now redoubling our efforts to tell fully. There are many issues...

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