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October 20, 2015
Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Title Plate

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

This exhibition of thirty etchings from the Hood Museum of Art’s collection represents a nearly complete set of Venice-inspired prints by Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768), known as Canaletto. These etchings were ultimately donated to the museum by Jean K. Weil, following the wish of her...

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October 19, 2015
Unknown maker, pair of blown-glass bottles

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

During their professional careers, Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk have been curators, scholars and writers on art: Trevor on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and contemporary art and John on American decorative arts and furniture. Describing, analyzing, and interpreting objects have been central not only to what they do but also to who they are....

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April 16, 2015
Bird with Spread Wings

Hood Quarterly, spring 2015

The Hood Museum of Art possesses over twelve hundred works by Native American artists from the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. A new installation now on view in the Kim Gallery showcases these collections, highlighting in particular two important recent gifts to the collection. In 2011, Jane and Raphael Bernstein donated nearly forty prints, drawings, and sculptures, as well as numerous...

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March 1, 2015
Brian Ulrich, Edinburgh, UK

Hood Quarterly, spring 2015

The Hood Museum of Art recently received a major gift of contemporary photography from Nancy and Thomas F. O’Neil III, a Dartmouth alumnus from the Class of 1979. This outstanding group of thirty-nine photographs by seventeen photographers substantially enhances the museum’s growing collection of recent...

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January 15, 2015
Gar Waterman, Feral Seed

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

A member of Dartmouth’s Class of 1978, Gar Waterman is best known for his meticulously hand-crafted sculptures and large-scale public art projects that take their inspiration from natural forms, such as plants, insects, shells, fish, nudibranchs, and other marine creatures. The youngest son of the pioneering oceanographic filmmaker Stan Waterman, Class of 1946, the artist grew up exploring the Maine coast and the barrier reefs of the South Pacific, which he visited between the ages...

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January 15, 2015
Gerry Williams, vase

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

The Hood Museum of Art recently received a remarkable gift of 118 works of art originally collected by the late Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Dartmouth Class of 1947, and donated in their memory by their children, Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl. Assembled over a period of 60 years, the works range from Old Master prints and drawings to works on paper, paintings,...

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January 15, 2015
Rendering of the museum’s new Center for Object-Based Inquiry (COBI)

Major Gift Will Fund New Center for Object-Based Inquiry

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

The Hood Museum of Art is known for its behind-the-scenes curricular engagement with its collections for Dartmouth faculty and students, and that engagement will now be at the forefront of the museum’s major expansion in the years ahead, thanks to a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. A new state-of-the-art object-study center that will be...

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June 11, 2014
Artist rendering, Hood expansion from the green

June 11, 2014
Dartmouth College Office of Communications

An anonymous donor has committed $10 million to Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art to create a Museum Learning Center—the centerpiece of a major expansion and renovation of the Hood, slated to begin in spring 2016.

“This gift gets to the heart of what Dartmouth does best: provide undergraduates with unparalleled opportunities for authentic, challenging, active learning experiences,” said President Phil Hanlon ’77. “The Hood Museum of Art is a model teaching museum, and the Museum Learning Center will expand its...

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January 1, 2014
Preston Singletary, Tlingit Crest Hat

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced nearly $30,000,000 in grants to museums across the nation. The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is receiving one of the 244 awards through the agency’s grant programs. It has been awarded $149,445 through the Museums for America initiative to digitize the museum’s collection of Native American art.

“IMLS recognizes three...

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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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