After twenty-six years at the Hood Museum of Art, Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education, will be leaving to take a new position as Head of Multigenerational Learning at the Saint Louis Art Museum in September. Lesley has consistently penned the Community of Learners section of the Hood Quarterly, and we are delighted to dedicate this issue’s...Read more.
September 1, 2016
October 20, 2015
This fall marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Hood Museum of Art and the thirty-fifth anniversary of one of its foundational education programs: the Images multiple-visit program, which has served approximately thirteen thousand regional school children since its 1980 inception. Images is offered for students in grades 4 through 6 and brings each group to the museum six times during the...Read more.
June 1, 2015
In 2013, the Hood Museum of Art was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to digitize the museum’s entire collection of Native American art and make images and information about the objects available on a dedicated Web forum. As part of this three-year project, more than 3,500 Native American objects in the collection are being photographed, and experts on Native...Read more.
June 1, 2015
Sometimes, a moment of experiential learning represents such a profound confluence of art, technology, and critical inquiry that it deserves a retelling outside of the classroom (or, in this case, the Hood’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center), and this was exactly what happened for a winter-term engineering class called “Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building...Read more.
January 15, 2015
Many Participate at the Hood Museum of Art
This past fall, Hood Museum of Art staff took advantage of the opportunities presented by the major exhibition on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, to find new ways of engaging with our audiences and incorporating their voices into the exhibition. We are pleased with the success of these initiatives, which...Read more.
September 1, 2014
Reaching People with Alzheimer's and Dementia through Art
Today a growing number of museums across the country are offering special tours and programs for people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The Hood took this important step in 2006, inspired by two pioneering institutions—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art. Both museums’ programs revealed that engagement with the visual arts has a positive effect on people with...Read more.
June 1, 2014
March 1, 2014
Since winter 2004, the Hood has been offering a diverse range of adult workshops. Designed to complement the museum’s rich series of lectures and gallery talks, these workshops provide experiential learning for adults. Some involve creative or descriptive writing in response to art; others include a hands-on studio project that requires participants to engage in the same sorts of creative problem solving as the artists whose work is on view in the galleries. A third type of...Read more.
January 1, 2014
For more than twenty-eight years, the Hood Museum of Art has offered internships to Dartmouth students entering their senior year. Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply for positions that focus on curatorial, programming, and public relations work within the museum. This year we are delighted to have participating in the program six interns who bring a wide range of perspectives and knowledge to...Read more.
January 1, 2014
This fall, the Lathrop Fellows, a special patron group of the Hood Museum of Art, went to London for their annual trip (which is a benefit available to all members of the museum at the Lathrop Fellows level or above). Led by Hood Director Michael Taylor, this four-day excursion included visits (some behind the scenes) to some of London’s finest museums, opportunities to meet and learn from the directors and curators of those collections, and a visit to a private collection.