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January 1, 2004

An Interview with Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Interview conducted September 17, 2003

Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s is a deep survey of vanguard representational practices from the preceding decade, all drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

Artists have always struggled to represent their visions of their times, lives, and surroundings. As a result of these struggles, art can connect us with the experiences of others and even bind us as a community. The exhibitions included in New Art Now continue in that spirit as the Hood community spends a year looking at and talking about contemporary art and society worldwide. Not only will you encounter some of the most exciting art-making in the world today, but you will have a stimulating and...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Last year, Alison Saar was the Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College. In conjunction with that prestigious role, an impressive exhibition of Saar’s sculptures and prints was held by the Studio Art Exhibition Program in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries in Hopkins Center (April 1–May 4, 2003). During this period, she further contributed to the vital cultural life of the college by informally advising the Studio Art Department’s undergraduate majors,...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Contemporary artist Kara Walker is known for her highly charged silhouetted visual narratives of masters and slaves in the pre–Civil War South. One of her primary artistic themes is the sexual domination of female black slaves by white masters; through images of these graphic violations, she evokes the enormity of the crime committed against enslaved Africans and their descendents.

This sensitively...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Since the 1960s, Malick Sidibé (born 1935) has photographed the making of modern Mali in the streets, nightclubs, and photo studios of Bamako. In his early work, Sidibé captured snapshot images of young Malians rejoicing in their newly created, Western-influenced cultural identities during the post-independence era. In more recent years, however, Sidibé has turned to the staged setting of a photo studio, shifting his role from a documentarian to an...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Double Fuse (2003), by the Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, blends drawing, painting, and cut-out fragments of imagery from fashion, wildlife, travel, and motorsports magazines into seductive and powerful women who confront Western stereotypes and representations of native, marginalized, and non-European women. Upon closer inspection, however, the incongruity of shapes, sizes, textures, materials, and colors create figures that are more reminiscent of...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Terry Adkins was the Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the summer of 2003. A memorable exhibition of his work took place in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries in Hopkins Center at that time, and Still (2000) was a centerpiece of that project.

Adkins is a well-respected sculptor whose installations and assemblages are characterized by a profound sensitivity to found objects and a deep, highly personal appreciation for African American history. This alluring floor piece combines...

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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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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Robert Webster Fitz, a part-time member of the Hood’s security team since 1992, passed away in late September after a year-long battle with cancer. His professional dedication—the better part of his first career was spent as the Deputy Fire Chief in nearby Lebanon, New Hampshire—was admired by all who knew him, and his sense of humor never failed to lighten the Hood’s galleries.

Bob will be sorely missed by all of his friends and colleagues on the Hood staff, but especially by his daughter, Nancy McLain, the museum’s Business Manager.

September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

The Hood is a relatively small museum that routinely accomplishes big things. Our current exhibition is only the most recent expression of this longstanding tendency. Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past fills the entire second floor of the museum with objects lent by the finest private and public collections. We are delighted to offer these rare works to the Dartmouth College...

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