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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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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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