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December 6, 2015
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Dartmouth College has a distinguished collection of works of public art throughout its campus. Ellsworth Kelly’s stunning Dartmouth Panels (2012)—a major site-specific work consisting of five monochromatic aluminum panels, each painted in a single block of radiant color—were designed for the east façade of the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium, facing the Black Family Visual Arts Center. More recently, the College unveiled Kiki...

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December 6, 2015

The Dartmouth Collection of Scientific Instruments dates from the founding of the College in 1769. It mirrors the development of American science in an academic setting, from the early days of the Republic through the Cold War. There are surveying chains, orreries, telescopes, and globes from the first years of the College; American and European apparatus from the early nineteenth century; apparatus from the purchasing trips of Dartmouth professors throughout the nineteenth century; and the astronomical instruments of the Shattuck observatory (built in 1854) and of Charles Young (1843–1908...

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December 4, 2015
Orozco Room in Baker-Berry Library

The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural cycle created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. One of Orozco’s finest creations and one of Dartmouth’s most treasured works, it was designated a national historic landmark in 2013.

The mural is composed of...

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December 4, 2015

Within the Hood’s significant holdings of Native American art, the Mark Lansburgh collection of ledger drawings, dating from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century and created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg, is a vital aspect of the Hood’s Plains collection. Both in their artistic excellence and in their social and historical value, these drawings serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation.

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December 4, 2015

The Hood’s collection of more than three hundred Japanese woodblock prints is a valuable teaching resource. The collection includes prints in a wide variety of formats representing major print genres, including kabuki actor prints (yakusha-e), pictures of fashionable women (bijinga), perspective prints (uki-e), landscape prints (fūkeiga), warrior prints (musha-e), pictures of foreigners residing in Yokohama (Yokohama-e), prints depicting Japan’s late nineteenth-century modernization (kaika-e), and early twentieth-century prints...

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December 4, 2015

In keeping with Dartmouth’s longstanding leadership in teaching and research related to climate and the environment, the Hood Museum of Art has developed significant holdings of art that touches on these themes, particularly in the area of contemporary photography, with works by Subhankar Banerjee, Virginia Beahan,...

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November 4, 2015
View of the Hood Museum of Art from the Bedford courtyard

Dartmouth Now, November 04, 2015 
by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

John Stomberg has been named the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Provost Carolyn Dever announced today. He will begin work on Jan. 4, 2016.

“John is a strategic thinker with deep experience who has a tremendous ability to build relationships that inspire innovative, student-centered programming—everything we could ask for in a leader of the Hood,” says Dever. “I’m delighted that he will be joining the Dartmouth community.”

A specialist in American...

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November 2, 2015
Julissa Llosa ’10, Homma Family Curatorial Intern, gives a gallery talk on her A Space for Dialogue installation, Riot: Feminist Protest Art. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Since 2001, the Hood Museum of Art has mounted an ongoing series of student-curated mini-exhibitions drawn from the museum’s collections. A Space for Dialogue is a unique aspect of the museum’s senior internship program. Mentored by museum staff, the interns perform independent research, select objects to exhibit, develop their own interpretive strategies, and express their ideas in their own voices. They write descriptive labels, work with Hood staff to design the...

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October 20, 2015
Students and a teacher gathered around artwork at the Hood Museum

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

This fall marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Hood Museum of Art and the thirty-fifth anniversary of one of its foundational education programs: the Images multiple-visit program, which has served approximately thirteen thousand regional school children since its 1980 inception. Images is offered for students in grades 4 through 6 and brings each group to the museum six times during the...

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October 20, 2015
Attributed to William Hart, Tannery in the Catskills, early 1850s, oil on canvas.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

Tannery in the Catskills is remarkable for its fusion of a romantic, mid-19th–century landscape aesthetic with a detailed depiction of industry—a subject usually antithetical to the pastoral ideal. The painting’s mountainous terrain, atmospheric perspective, and elevated vantage point typify the idealized compositions that lured tourists to such picturesque destinations as the Catskills and the White Mountains....

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