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March 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011
Barbara J. MacAdam,  Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

During the past twenty-five years, Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell, have built a distinguished collection of American art from the turn of the twentieth century, an era characterized by dramatic social, cultural, and artistic change. Dating from roughly 1885 to 1920, the works in this exhibition represent a...

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March 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011
Katherine Hart, Interim Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, and Essi Rönkkö Assistant Curator for Special Projects

I have a life-long interest in painting as an experience or environment. The patterns and shapes that repeat throughout my work form an internal dynamic of cross-referenced imagery and a sense of mutability and shifting possibilities for viewing. These repeated images are cyclical and...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue
Brian Kennedy, Director

Frank Stella has had a long and prolific career at the forefront of abstract art. A consistent innovator who prefers to produce works in series, he has immersed himself in visual thinking and creating, according to certain key artistic principles: “Line, plane, volume and point, within space.”(1) His famous 1964 quip about his work— “What you see is what you see”(2) — has long been misrepresented as a testament to secularism and literalism,...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue
Karen Miller, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

The works in this exhibition are all connected, formally or conceptually, to the tradition of Plains Indian ledger art of the nineteenth century.This style of figurative visual narrative derived from the inscription of heraldic images of war and hunting onto rock, buffalo hides, and tipis to memorialize the accomplishments of the male warrior-...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

This bronze relief by the renowned American realist Thomas Eakins (below) is an ecorché—a depiction that shows the muscles of a body without skin. In a tradition dating back at least to the Renaissance and widely adopted in French academies in the nineteenth century, such renderings served as important tools in teaching anatomy. This expertly modeled relief depicts Josephine, a beloved mare who belonged to...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010
Mary Desjardins, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College

American films made during the “golden age” of Hollywood, the era when the film studios produced almost five hundred films a year, have held a place of esteem in art museums, college film societies, and academic departments for almost a century. Interest in the artistic and historical values of the work produced by Hollywood studio photographers,...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

This past November, the museum lost a valued and respected employee, Phil Langan. In his role as a visitor services and security staff member over the last four and a half years, Phil was a welcoming and gracious advocate for the museum. Prior to working at the Hood, Phil had a long and illustrious career in the field of sports information at such institutions as Harvard University, Ithaca College, Princeton University, Cornell University...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

Harry T. Lewis Jr., Dartmouth Class of 1955, has made the generous gift of Allan Houser’s Taza, a major bronze sculpture cast from a piece originally carved in Indiana limestone in 1991. This is the second important gift of a Houser sculpture by a Dartmouth alumnus in recent years, following the 2007 gift of the large-scale bronze Peaceful Serenity (1992) by...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Art is closely linked to the twin muses of creativity and imagination. Whether expressed through paint on canvas, words on a page, emulsion on paper, or pixels on a screen, art originates as an expression of human intellect, emotion, and aspiration. This fall, the Hood will showcase the work of...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

At the close of the Hood Museum of Art’s recent exhibition Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, the artist and several members of his family generously donated nine paintings and drawings that had been featured in the exhibition and...

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