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September 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2011-12
Michael Taylor, Director

In spring 2009, the Hood Museum of Art commissioned Mateo Romero, Class of 1989, to paint a series of ten portraits of current Native American Dartmouth students as they danced at the college’s annual Pow-Wow. Romero, born in 1966, is Tewa, Cochiti Pueblo, and lives on the Pojoaque Reservation north of Santa...

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September 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2011-12

This past year, along with many generous individual donations of works of art, the Hood Museum of Art received a number of significant group gifts. These works from patrons and donors will add significantly to both our contemporary and our photography collections. In addition to the gifts listed here, we also received a gift of five works from the Sam...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009
Brian Kennedy, Director

Stephen A. Lister of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and a member of the Hood Museum of Art Board of Overseers, has recently donated an Eastern Sioux (Dakota) vest. Dating to about 1885 and made of tanned hide and cotton fabric, it is decorated with dyed porcupine quills and glass beads in an abstract floral pattern. Joe Horse Capture, guest co-curator of the Hood’s upcoming exhibition of its...

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September 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2008
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

Not surprisingly, American art collections in American museums most often have a regional flavor, reflecting an institution’s history, location, and patronage. The Hood, for instance, has particular strengths in White Mountain landscapes and portraits of Dartmouth luminaries and, in general, works by artists based in the Northeast. Although there is much to be gained from building collections with local resonance,...

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September 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2008
Emily Shubert, Assistant Curator, Special Projects

Hiroh Kikai is a contemporary Japanese photographer renowned for his black-andwhite portraits of people in Asakusa, Tokyo, a neighborhood with a colorful past now known for both traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Over the past three decades, Kikai has created an extensive and unforgettable series of street portraits from the diverse mass of people who pass...

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September 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2008
Joshua Chuang (Class of 1998), Assistant Curator of Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery

The following is an excerpt from Joshua Chuang’s introductory essay to the forthcoming exhibition catalogue Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, titled “Call and Response: The Life and Work of Ben Frank Moss.”

To behold...

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January 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, winter 2008
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

The Hood Museum of Art, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost take great joy in the success of their collaborative efforts to acquire the Mark Lansburgh ’49 Collection of Native American ledger drawings, considered to have been the largest and most diverse collection of historic Native American...

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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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June 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

For the last six years, the Hood Museum of Art has given the walls in its entrance lobby to its senior student interns for mini-exhibitions drawn from the museum’s collections.There have been thirty-eight of these exhibitions since they were first inaugurated by then-director Derrick Cartwright in 2001. Gathered under the title A Space for...

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February 28, 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming

Pilobolus, the dance group that emerged from a Dartmouth classroom in 1971, has toured worldwide in the thirty-five years since its founding, created an institute of educational programming, launched touring companies, and profoundly influenced the world of contemporary dance. Now they have come home again.

The company’s spring visit to the College celebrates the donation of the Pilobolus archives to the Dartmouth College...

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