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January 7, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, winter 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

A time to dream, a time to plan.

It started with a dream: build a museum with state-of-the-art classrooms, new galleries, and a great façade right on the Dartmouth Green. We dared to imagine spaces activated by students, faculty, and community members engaging with art on a daily basis.

As you know, that vision is fast becoming reality. The new museum will include increased...

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January 7, 2017
Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish installed at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Curator of African Art
Hood Quarterly, winter 2017

In late 2013, Bahar Behbahani began a series of paintings inspired by her contemplation of the question of identity. She first came to the United States from Iran in 2003. For a while, she moved between Tehran and the United States before relocating permanently to New York in 2007. As a significant leitmotif of Iranian cultural experience, Persian gardens represented a logical recourse for...

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December 12, 2016
Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish on view at Hood Downtown through March 12, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish

January 5-March 12, 2017

All events will take place at Hood Downtown, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

12 January,Thursday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Dartmouth Night at Hood Downtown: Student Reception
Explore the new exhibition Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish, meet Iranian-born artist Bahar Behbahani, and recieve a free art poster. Light refreshments provided. Wine for 21+ with state I.D. Free and open to all Dartmouth students.

13 January,...

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October 19, 2016
Artist Bahar Behbahani in her studio. Photo by Laura Fuchs.

An interview conducted in association with the Hood Downtown exhibition Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish, on view January 5, 2017, through March 12, 2017.

Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi: In 2013, you began the ongoing Persian Gardens series. What was the inspiration and motivation for it?

Bahar Behbahani: It started as an inquest of identity. As a person who grew up surrounded by poetry and carpet, one cannot deny...

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September 8, 2016
The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street Hanover, NH, will open to the public on September 16, 2016.

Hood Downtown is located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire

Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of Hood Downtown and its inaugural exhibition, Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures.

During the interval of our construction and reinstallation, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Like the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Downtown is free and open to the public.

15 September, Thursday...

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September 8, 2016
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996.

by Dartmouth's Office of Communications

The more than 500,000 images document conditions in the world’s most dangerous places.

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth has acquired the complete archive of award-winning photojournalist and war photographer James Nachtwey ’70, who has spent more than 35 years documenting conditions in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.

Nachtwey’s archive—made up of more than 500,000 images—bring to the College a photography collection of great historical significance, encompassing every photograph taken by Nachtwey...

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September 1, 2016
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Introducing the Hood Downtown Exhibition Space

Hood Downtown, a temporary venue on Hanover’s Main Street, will be the Hood’s public face during our expansion project, offering us an entirely new way to present works of art. The difference will be clear right away. The exhibition space is located at street level. You can see the art through the windows and walk right in for a...

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September 1, 2016
Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures on view at Hood Downtown through December 11, 2016. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Fractals abound in nature, unfold mathematically, and have inspired a new generation of computer-based image-makers who bridge science and art to create abstract patterns. Laetitia Soulier is not one of them. Though she is deeply engaged in the visual possibilities that fractals offer, her artistic practice asserts human creativity and handcraft in a universe most often understood digitally, and...

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September 1, 2016
Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1993.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

The Hood Museum of Art has acquired the complete archive of James Nachtwey, an award-winning photojournalist who has spent over 35 years documenting conditions in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. This acquisition brings to Dartmouth a photography collection of great historical significance, encompassing every...

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September 1, 2016
James Nachtwey. Photo by Eli Burakian.

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart sent James Nachtwey a series of questions upon the completion of the museum’s acquisition of his life’s work. Here are his replies.

What does the archive’s coming to Dartmouth mean to you?

Beginning in 1981, I committed myself to documenting contemporary history, worldwide, as...

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