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January 15, 2015

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

Did you know that one of the benefits of upper-level Hood membership and support is a one-of-a-kind, art-focused, annual travel opportunity?

Last September, Hood Director Michael Taylor led 24 Hood members on an exclusive 3-day tour of Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, that showcased the best of each city’s art and culture, with a side of fantastic cuisine. The group had privileged, behind-the-scenes experiences at magnificent art institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art,...

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January 1, 2014

Hood Quarterly, winter 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.

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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012

Why did you join the Hood Museum of Art?

Art has enriched my entire life. The grade school that I attended in New York City displayed art everywhere. I remember seeing a reproduction of Georges Seurat’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–86) on the auditorium wall. It captured the high fashion of the time, showed women in attire that accentuated their derrieres and elicited giggles from...

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March 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011

More than 130 people came together for a memorable black-tie museum gala on October 23, complete with a spirited art adventure, the unveiling of James Peale’s striking oil painting Still Life with Fruit (An Abundance of Fruit), and a dinner and dancing at the Hanover Inn. The event’s revenues help support art acquisitions and educational programs for all...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

Fall and winter were busy times for membership programs. In the fall, the Hood paired up with SaintGaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H., to provide an overnight trip to New York City to tour the Saint-Gaudens exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Century Club, and the Player’s Club.

Two member courses were offered in the fall and winter featuring the modern and contemporary art collections at Dartmouth....

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

On May 28 more than forty members of the Hood Museum of Art and Hood staff enjoyed a wonderful day trip to Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts, led by Director Brian Kennedy and Curator of European Art Bart Thurber. At Williams College Museum of Art, members were greeted by Director Lisa Corrin and Deputy Director John Stomberg. The group viewed diverse collections of art, and Nancy Mowll Matthews, Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art, gave tours...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

When you pay your Hood Museum of Art membership dues or participate in member events or fundraisers, your gift increases in value. Thanks in large part to the support of our members, the Hood provides free access to the museum and a host of events and services, including workshops for people of all ages, family days, lunchtime gallery talks, specially designed art programs for people who have Alzheimer’s disease, lectures,receptions, gallery guides, and the...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

On November 8, 2008, the Hood Museum of Art hosted One Night in November: The Grand Tour, the museum’s first major fundraising event, to provide vital support to the Hood’s collections and public programs. Over one hundred members of the museum and special guests attended in full evening attire and enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres, art adventures, and a lively auction, followed by dinner and dancing as well as a few surprises.

The evening was...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

This past fall and winter Hood Museum of Art members participated in two four-session courses—the first of their kind at the museum—focusing on the Hood’s European art collection. The fall course explored European paintings and sculpture, while the winter course centered on European Old Master prints. Both courses were taught by Curator of European Art Bart Thurber and other Hood staff members and incorporated lectures, direct engagement with works of art, gallery...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

Members at the Investor level and above were invited to an exclusive sneak preview of Focus on Photography: Works from 1950 to Today. Emily Burke, Assistant Curator of Special Projects and organizer of the exhibition, gave the opening lecture and guided attendees on a tour of photographic landscapes, documentaries, and portraits by Walker Evans, Serge Hambourg, William Christenberry, James Nachtwey, Loretta...

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