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January 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008

Note: This exhibition was cancelled.

Beautiful form and dynamic design are hallmarks of the over eighty objects in this exhibition of Southeast Asian ceramics, bronzes, and stone sculpture from the collection of Barry and Mary Ann MacLean. This collection encompasses the present geopolitical areas of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia and includes objects from a variety of cultures dating to as early as 2200 BCE (the Ban Chiang culture, in...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

This fall term, Dartmouth College Humanities Institute participants, including visiting residential fellows and several Dartmouth faculty members, are meeting weekly on campus to investigate the impact of visual humor on history, psychology, culture, and everyday life from multiple perspectives. No Laughing Matter is led by David Bindman (Morton Distinguished Fellow) and Angela Rosenthal (Dartmouth Institute Director), under the auspices of the Leslie Center for the...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

The art of Wenda Gu is founded in the history, culture, and traditions of his native China. He has been preoccupied artistically with finding contemporary and global applications for the knowledge and skills he has learned about Chinese traditions of printmaking and bookbinding, the carving of stone steles and the building of great walls, the writing of Tang poetry, and the design of political posters. He has explored these traditions in radical ways...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director

Art is a conversation between its maker and the beholder, whether across millennia or in the here and now. Artists working today, of course, must negotiate along with the rest of us, in “real time,” life in the twenty-first century. Their work is not a window into the past but a mirror of the world we inhabit. Avant-garde artist Wenda Gu was born in China in 1955 and was a Red Guard member who painted revolutionary posters during Mao’s...

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June 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director

In addition to presenting the green house, the Hood Museum of Art premieres another new Wenda Gu work this summer, the first in a series of large books. Wenda Gu: Retranslation and Rewriting Tang Dynasty Poetry will elucidate the themes explored in the hair monument by demonstrating, in book form, what happens when poetry is translated from one language to another and back again.

The book is based on his Forest...

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January 1, 2004

An Interview with Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Interview conducted September 17, 2003

Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s is a deep survey of vanguard representational practices from the preceding decade, all drawn from the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, and curator of the exhibition

The ukiyo or floating world refers to the entertainment districts of Edo (now Tokyo) and the lifestyles and sensibilities they engendered. Taking glamorous courtesans and famous actors as their primary subjects, Japanese print artists of the eighteenth century developed a popular visual culture that explored the floating world’s intricate nuances in a medium that was highly sophisticated but relatively inexpensive.

The medium...

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