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March 1, 2013
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Hood Quarterly, spring 2013
Alan Covey, Associate Professor of Anthropology

We live in an unequal world, where individuals can experience vast differences in wealth, power, and quality of life. The Western philosophical tradition offers accounts of the human ascent to the state of “civilization”—or descent into modern decadence—but the actual development of inequality in its many forms occurred long before the advent of writing and far from the academies and salons of ancient and modern Europe. The...

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March 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, spring 2013
Eunice Lee ’13

Prior to my experience in Professor Allen Hockley’s spring 2012 art history course on Japanese woodblock prints, I had virtually no knowledge of their stature or origins. I soon learned that the culture from which these prints emerged was racy and scandalous, based as it was on the ukiyo-e (“floating world”) pleasures of Yoshiwara brothels and kabuki theater. Thoroughly intrigued from the very first class meeting, I dove into the course contents and...

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March 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, spring 2013
Jane Cavalier ’14

Since my freshman year, the Hood Museum of Art has been the cornerstone of my intellectual experience at Dartmouth. The synergy between my interests in research, analysis, and the criticism of art is grounded in curatorial work. Currently working as a junior and senior curatorial intern with Director Michael Taylor, I appreciate this rare opportunity to explore my interests and contribute my own...

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March 1, 2013

Hood Quarterly, winter 2013

Each year the museum hires Dartmouth seniors to work as curatorial and programming interns. The five interns hired for the 2012-2013 academic year are Gwendolyn Tetirick, Programming, The Kathryn Conroy Intern; Caroline Liegey, Programming, Levinson Intern; Jane Cavalier,...

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September 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Michael Taylor, Director

The Hood Museum of Art is a teaching museum. Our mission is to create an ideal learning environment that fosters transformative encounters with works of art.
(Hood Museum of Art Mission Statement, 2012)

It is with great excitement that the Hood Museum of Art announces the renovation and expansion of its award-winning facility. The museum will close for construction at the end of 2013 and will...

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September 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Nicole Gilbert [Williams], Exhibitions Coordinator

In the cold months of winter term 2012, twenty Dartmouth students met three days a week to be taken on a journey through the vibrant regions of Australia, learning about the works of art and culturally significant objects produced by Indigenous communities from the desert to the islands and within urban centers as well. Stephen Gilchrist, Curator of Indigenous Australian Art at the Hood, focused his undergraduate course, “...

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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012

Since 2002, the Hood Museum of Art has offered Dartmouth students a non-curricular seminar titled Museum Collecting 101, which gives them the opportunity to learn about the museum’s acquisition policy and also the criteria a curator uses to evaluate works for purchase.The course culminates in the students’ selection of a photograph for the museum’s holdings.

In 2009, the subject of the class was documentary photography, and students that year were asked to think about a number...

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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, with Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol ’13

Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol ’13, a Dartmouth undergraduate who took the Hood’s Museum Collecting 101 seminar, is a curatorial intern for 2011–12 and served as co-curator, along with Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, of...

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March 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, spring 2012
Essi Rönkkö, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

This spring term the Hood Museum of Art is presenting a special teaching exhibition in Harrington Gallery featuring long-term loan objects from the Yale University Art Gallery. This installation, titled Investigations into the...

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March 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, spring 2012

The Hood staff is very excited about the diverse and accomplished group of individuals who have been contributing to the museum’s efforts this year. The internship program provides opportunities for Dartmouth seniors from all majors to engage with museum work in various professional capacities.

Senior internships are offered in three main fields: curatorial, programming, and public relations. Curatorial interns research objects, write labels and brochures, and assist with all other...

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