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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
Brian Kennedy, Director, and Katherine Hart, Associate Director

Of what value are photographs when reflecting upon historic events? Many are compelling images that give the look and feel of a time that is past—the way people dressed, their fleeting expressions, the particularity of a place at a certain day and hour. What truths are to be gleaned from them, if any? Why do some photographs become symbolic of an entire era?

The most famous are studied more for their impact...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

Caché is a powerful life-sized sculpture by Alison Saar, who was artist-in-residence in Dartmouth College’s Department of Studio Art in 2002. This work presents an autobiographical narrative layered with African and African American artistic and cultural references.

Caché is composed of a carved wooden figure of a reclining female nude swathed...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

Henry “Mike” Bannarn was an influential, academically trained artist intimately associated with the Harlem Renaissance in the 1930s. In addition to his art, which was widely exhibited and admired in his day, he was revered for his role as a mentor to other African American artists. Together with fellow artist Charles Alston, he ran a studio/workshop at 306 West 141st Street (dubbed “306”), which served not only as a...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006

BART THURBER, the Hood’s curator of European art, has been awarded a prestigious Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship this fall at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. The fellowship, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and supported by Dartmouth College’s Provost Office, will allow Thurber to conduct research on several paintings in the museum’s Italian Renaissance collection. He will also develop a book-length...

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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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