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January 9, 2014
“Perdido,” a 1978 sculpture by Clement Meadmore

January 9, 2014

Australian- born artist Clement Meadmore (1929–2005) is best known for the large-scale outdoor sculptures that he made after moving to New York in 1963. The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is delighted to announce the installation of Meadmore’s Perdido, a large, complex, abstract composition made from COR-TEN steel. The sculpture was gifted to the museum by Jay R. Schochet, Dartmouth Class of 1952, and his wife, Suzette D. Schochet, and is permanently installed near the corner of Wheelock...

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January 1, 2014

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014

The lasting impact of Dartmouth’s Artist-in-Residence Program is keenly felt in the works of public art that visiting artists have made to embellish the campus itself, beginning with the completion of José Clemente Orozco’s mural cycle The Epic of American Civilization in the lower-level reserve reading room of Baker Library in 1934...

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January 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, winter 2013
Tricia Y. Paik ’91, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Saint Louis Art Museum

This fall, Dartmouth College unveiled a monumental wall sculpture by leading American artist Ellsworth Kelly. Commissioned by Leon Black ’73 and his wife, Debra Black, Dartmouth Panels, a multicolored, site-specific work, was conceived in conjunction with the new Black Family Visual Arts Center, also dedicated this fall and made possible by a $48...

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January 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, winter 2013

As part of the Year of the Arts initiative at Dartmouth during the 2012–13 academic year, Crouching Spider by French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) has been installed on campus in the Maffei Arts Plaza, in front of the new Black Family Visual Arts Center.

For more than seven decades, Bourgeois pursued conflicting psychological and emotional impulses to create intensely autobiographical sculptures that also addressed universal themes, such as...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

Harry T. Lewis Jr., Dartmouth Class of 1955, has made the generous gift of Allan Houser’s Taza, a major bronze sculpture cast from a piece originally carved in Indiana limestone in 1991. This is the second important gift of a Houser sculpture by a Dartmouth alumnus in recent years, following the 2007 gift of the large-scale bronze Peaceful Serenity (1992) by...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10
Emily Shubert Burke, Co-curator of the Exhibition

Modern and contemporary art has been a course topic and popular subject of exhibitions for nearly a century on the Dartmouth College campus. Hand in hand with this comes a legacy of art that continually sparks debate, producing a lasting effect on the daily lives of...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

In recent years the Hood Museum of Art has been engaged in an effort to expand our reach across campus and to the broader community. Toward this end, a number of artworks have been placed on the Dartmouth campus. We welcome you to visit and see the most recent installments. On November 9, 2008, Richard Serra’s sculpture Two-Plate Prop was installed in the Darling Courtyard of the Hopkins Center. Two-Plate Prop, an early work of...

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January 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008

On October 7, 2007, President James Wright, the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College, and the Hood Museum of Art joined guests for the unveiling of an Allan Houser (1914–1994) sculpture, Peaceful Serenity (1992), in front of the Sherman House. This bronze-plated sculpture was recently acquired by the Hood Museum of Art through the generosity of Mary Alice Kean Raynolds and David R. W. Raynolds ’49.

Allan Houser, the...

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