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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recent gifts by Edward B. Marks ’32 of a painting by Twins Seven Seven (born 1944, Nigeria) and a tapestry by Adebisi Fabunmi (born 1945, Ghana) mark a new expansion of the Hood’s collections into modern and contemporary African art.

Having lived in Nigeria during the 1960s, Mr. Marks became interested in a small group of artists working in the 1960s and 1970s in the Nigerian town of Oshogbo. Known as the Oshogbo School, this group of artists has created works in various...

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Blue Saxophone (1992), a vibrant and highly characteristic watercolor by Claes Oldenburg (born 1929), is the thirteenth work by the renowned Swedish-born Pop artist to enter the Hood’s permanent collection. Oldenburg is perhaps best known today for the monumental public sculpture in which everyday objects, like the musical instrument depicted here, are subjected to comic distortions of scale and gesture....

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Pierre Daura (1896–1976) was born in Minorca, Spain, and spent most of his youth in Barcelona, where he studied art with Pablo Picasso’s father. He moved to Paris in 1914, painting and drawing in the European center of Bohemian artist life for the next fifteen years.

Daura emerged as a leader among a small coterie of abstract artists—including Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Piet Mondrian, and Kurt Schwitters— who later exhibited under the group name Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square). Boats by the Ebro...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

Derrick Cartwright recalls the complexities of acquiring the Hood's most recent work of art. Juan Muñoz's Figure Hanging from One Foot is currently on display in the main stairway of the Hood Museum of Art; plans to install the work in the museum's Bedford Courtyard are also underway.

December 2001

While in Washington, D.C., I visited the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to study the current exhibition of Juan Muñoz’s work. Muñoz had...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

In 1973, Sebastião Salgado (born 1944) abandoned a promising career as an economist to pursue photography. Like his colleague James Nachtwey, Salgado has dedicated his career to documenting the lives of suffering and survival led by the world’s refugee and migrant populations.

This recent acquisition, entitled Brasil (Hand, Serra Pelada), 1986, is part of Salgado’s six-year...

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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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