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March 9, 2016
The Hood's Frederic Remington painting Shotgun Hospitality (1908) is now on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Plan a road trip to see works from the Hood’s permanent collection.*

One of the challenges museums and institutions face when undergoing a major renovation or expansion project—the Hood is doing both—is figuring out how to care for the collection during such an invasive process, which takes place in what is otherwise a safe and secure home to thousands of works of art and culturally significant objects. While much of the Hood’s collection will be safely stored offsite for the duration of the construction, nearly fifty works of art will...

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December 7, 2015
Line drawing of the new north façade and plaza

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016

The Hood Museum of Art is excited to announce the ambitious expansion and renovation of its facility, set to begin later this year. We anticipate closing the museum in mid-March, with excavation, construction, and reinstallation likely to continue until 2019 (Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary). Along the way, you will have many exciting and new opportunities to stay connected to the Hood through programs, special exhibitions, and partnerships on campus and in the community, as well as...

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December 7, 2015
Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art in the Friends and Cheatham Galleries. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

An Exhibition of Contemporary African Art from the Hood's Permanent Collection

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

The Hood Museum of Art’s compelling new African art exhibition features impressive works by Ibrahim El Salahi, Lamidi Fakeye, Akin Fakeye, Owusu-Ankomah, Victor Ekpuk, Chike Obeagu, Candice Breitz, Nomusa Makhubu, Julien Sinzogan, Aida Muluneh, Halida Boughriet, Mario...

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December 7, 2015
Ice Cut (1932) by Eric Aho

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

The avanto, or hole in pond ice next to a Finnish sauna, has absorbed Vermont artist Eric Aho for the last nine years. In an ongoing series, he has focused on this subject for one or two paintings per year, and he has executed many watercolor studies (see the slideshow above), as well as smaller canvases and a series of monotypes. Aho, trained as a...

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December 7, 2015
John Stomberg

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

It is a great pleasure to write to you as the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art. The Hood has long been a leader in its field and has constantly advanced its practice through innovative approaches to collecting, exhibiting, and teaching with art. Faculty members from multiple disciplines rely on the Hood for the pedagogical enhancements it brings to classes, students look to it for both...

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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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October 20, 2015
The south façade of the Hood Museum of Art and Maffei Arts Plaza with Kiki Smith's Refuge. Ellsworth Kelly's Dartmouth Panels are just visible through the foliage at left.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

Kiki Smith, Hoarfrost with Rabbit [now titled Refuge], 2014, stainless steel

I trust my work. It’s a collaboration with the material, and when it’s viewed, it’s a collaboration with the world. What your work is resides in between those different spaces.
—Kiki Smith, 2005

Kiki Smith is one of the most inventive and intuitive artists of her generation. Her work engages with a...

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October 20, 2015
Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Title Plate

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

This exhibition of thirty etchings from the Hood Museum of Art’s collection represents a nearly complete set of Venice-inspired prints by Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768), known as Canaletto. These etchings were ultimately donated to the museum by Jean K. Weil, following the wish of her...

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October 19, 2015
Unknown maker, pair of blown-glass bottles

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

During their professional careers, Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk have been curators, scholars and writers on art: Trevor on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and contemporary art and John on American decorative arts and furniture. Describing, analyzing, and interpreting objects have been central not only to what they do but also to who they are....

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