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March 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

Now in its seventh year, A Space for Dialogue affords Hood Museum interns the opportunity to curate a small exhibition centered on a theme with objects from the permanent collection. Working closely with museum staff, interns determine a focus, select artwork, write objects labels and a brochure, consider design elements, and deliver a public...

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September 1, 2007

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

This past April, the Hood Museum of Art joined the campus-wide celebration of the Montgomery Endowment’s residency of dance pioneers Pilobolus with the exhibition Pilobolus Comes Home: Three Decades of Dance Photographs. The photographs displayed in the exhibition, works of art in their own right, reinforced the connection between...

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September 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

What do art and medicine have in common? One key thing is the need for wellhoned observation skills. This fact led education staff at the museum and Dartmouth Medical School faculty to work together to create a program to enhance future doctors’ observation and diagnostic skills through looking at works of art.The two-hour workshop, called The Art of Clinical Observation, is made available to medical students through the first-year “On-...

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June 1, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

A work of art is a form of communication that employs a visual language,rather than words, to express its meaning. But can this language help students improve their critical interpretation skills? Carl Thum, director of the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth, wanted to know, and he and Lesley Wellman, curator of education at the Hood, added the exercise of “reading” a work of art into Thum’s Writing 5 course curriculum, which is crafted to develop students’ analytical thinking,...

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February 28, 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Susan E. Knapp, excerpt courtesy of Dartmouth Life (February 2007)

Visitors to the Hood Museum of Art know immediately that Dartmouth students are involved. One of the first things they encounter at the Hood is A Space for Dialogue. This area is reserved to showcase items from the permanent collection that are chosen by the museum’s student interns. The exhibitions are...

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September 1, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006 

This fall when you visit the Hood, make a point to see the current Space for Dialogue exhibition in the entrance lobby. Five powerful selections from the collection including prints by Francisco Goya and Käthe Kollwitz, photographs by James Nachtwey and Dmitri Baltermants, and a bronze sculpture by Marius Jean Antonin Mercie come together to present a profound and moving picture of war and its victims.

On view through...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Kevin Perry ’04, Megan Fontanella ’04, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, Hood Museum of Art interns

This winter, Kevin Perry ’04, public relations intern, interviewed Megan Fontanella ’04, Class of 1954 intern, and Jennifer Schreck ’04, part-time special projects intern, about the exhibition they curated during their senior year. The show features the work of over two dozen photographers, all of them women, from the permanent collection of the Hood.

KEVIN: Why...

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June 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

This past term, twelve Dartmouth undergraduates gave up their Monday evenings for six consecutive weeks to participate in a non-credit course offered by the Hood. As a group, these individuals studied the museum’s small but distinguished collection of photographs, participated in discussions about the history of that medium, and became acquainted with the ethics of standard curatorial practice. Ultimately, these students helped strengthen the permanent holdings by advising the Hood on the acquisition of a single work of art. The work they...

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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recently, Amanda Potter ’02, Student Programming Assistant at the Hood, sat down with this year’s Hood senior interns to discuss A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students. Now in its second year, this innovative project allows students to create their own micro-exhibitions for the...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

This past winter, the Space for Dialogue exhibition program got a new look. The first two students to take advantage of the freshly designed space and brochure were Paula Bigboy ’03 and Mercedes Duff ’03, both curatorial interns. Ms. Bigboy investigated the visual language of beauty in Consuming Life: On the Ideals of Beauty and Assuming Identity in a Culture of Fear. Ms. Duff followed with a compelling...

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