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September 1, 2016
James Nachtwey. Photo by Eli Burakian.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart sent James Nachtwey a series of questions upon the completion of the museum’s acquisition of his life’s work. Here are his replies.

What does the archive’s coming to Dartmouth mean to you?

Beginning in 1981, I committed myself to documenting contemporary history, worldwide, as...

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June 1, 2016
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art at the Hood Museum of Art, with Pamela Joyner and John Stomberg in the winter 2016 exhibition Inventory: New Works and Conversations Around African Art. Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director, and Pamela Joyner ’79

The inimitable Pamela Joyner ’79 recently spent a day at the Hood discussing our plans for the future of the museum. Joyner, trustee emerita and representative to the combined Hood Museum of Art / Hopkins Center Board of Overseers, currently sits on the boards of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Tate Americas Foundation, the Tate Modern’s International...
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September 1, 2014
Earl Shaw, Charles Day, Jim Simmons

Three Perspectives

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2014

In preparation for presenting Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, the Hood Museum staff and interns conducted focus groups with current Dartmouth students to learn how they wanted to engage with the exhibition’s themes. Student feedback helped to shape our presentation of, and programming for, Witness. The students particularly wanted to learn about what was...

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June 1, 2014
Florian Jenkins, The Life of Malcolm X, June 15–October 15, 1972, acrylic on cotton canvas and linen canvas. Commissioned by the Afro-American Society, Dartmouth College; P.972.231.

Florian Jenkins and The Life of Malcolm X (1972) at Dartmouth College

Hood Quarterly, summer 2014
Crishuana Williams

Crishuana Williams, Class of 2012, sat down with artist Florian Jenkins to discuss 
the mural titled The Life of Malcolm X (1972), forty years after he painted the panels in Cutter-Shabazz Hall at Dartmouth College. Below is a...

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March 1, 2014

An Interview with Artist-in-Residence Daniel Heyman, Dartmouth Class of 1985

Hood Quarterly, spring 2014
Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director, and Daniel Heyman, Artist-in-Residence 

In fall 2013, Daniel Heyman, Dartmouth Class of 1985, was artist-in-residence at the College. A print from the Hood Museum of Art’s 2007 purchase of his powerful Amman series from the...

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June 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, summer 2013
Amelia Kahl ’01, Coordinator of Academic Programming

For over ten years, students have been curating exhibitions at the Hood Museum of Art through the program titled A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students. These small, focused installations greet visitors as they enter the museum and immediately demonstrate the Hood’s deep commitment to...

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March 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, spring 2013
Stacey Sell ’85, Associate Curator of Old Master Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Hood recently received two major gifts from the family of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935, and his wife, Jean K. Weil. Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Saint Jerome in His Study  (1514) and Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn’s etching The Three...

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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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