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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Docents, or volunteer educators, introduce thousands of visitors to the Hood’s exhibitions and collections each year. After learning about the art on view, docents share their knowledge and enthusiasm by leading tours for school and community groups, teaching Saturday morning ArtVentures for children, and helping to staff Family Days.

For your next visit to the museum, why not consider a...

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January 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

Raíces (1984) is the first work by Rupert Garcia (born 1941) to enter the Hood’s collection. A pioneer in the Chicano arts movement, Garcia has been at the forefront of politically and socially engaged art for the past four decades.

Works like Raíces (Roots) mark a transition in Garcia’s style from posters and single-figure paintings to monumental multipanel formats. Often done in pastel, these images combine vivid colors and disparate subjects to challenge the viewer to make new...

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January 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

The Hood is proud to continue its pathbreaking curatorial program A Space for Dialogue. Thanks to generous, ongoing support from the Class of 1948, museum interns have the opportunity to organize a series of micro-exhibitions of their own conceptions and convictions, exposing many interesting and little-known pieces from the permanent collection to the light of day.

Last fall, Curatorial Intern James Parker ‘02 took a critical look at four pieces of late ...

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