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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Double Fuse (2003), by the Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, blends drawing, painting, and cut-out fragments of imagery from fashion, wildlife, travel, and motorsports magazines into seductive and powerful women who confront Western stereotypes and representations of native, marginalized, and non-European women. Upon closer inspection, however, the incongruity of shapes, sizes, textures, materials, and colors create figures that are more reminiscent of...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Terry Adkins was the Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth College during the summer of 2003. A memorable exhibition of his work took place in the Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries in Hopkins Center at that time, and Still (2000) was a centerpiece of that project.

Adkins is a well-respected sculptor whose installations and assemblages are characterized by a profound sensitivity to found objects and a deep, highly personal appreciation for African American history. This alluring floor piece combines...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
 

Every year in October, as part of the annual observation of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Hood pays tribute to its dedicated volunteers by naming a Volunteer of the Year. This past fall, we were pleased to recognize the contributions of Mary Cooper. Mary has been a docent since the opening of the Hood in 1985. Throughout the past 18 years, her service has been distinguished by her interactive approach to teaching in the galleries, and she has made art come alive for many of our...

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January 1, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Robert Webster Fitz, a part-time member of the Hood’s security team since 1992, passed away in late September after a year-long battle with cancer. His professional dedication—the better part of his first career was spent as the Deputy Fire Chief in nearby Lebanon, New Hampshire—was admired by all who knew him, and his sense of humor never failed to lighten the Hood’s galleries.

Bob will be sorely missed by all of his friends and colleagues on the Hood staff, but especially by his daughter, Nancy McLain, the museum’s Business Manager.

September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

The Hood is a relatively small museum that routinely accomplishes big things. Our current exhibition is only the most recent expression of this longstanding tendency. Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past fills the entire second floor of the museum with objects lent by the finest private and public collections. We are delighted to offer these rare works to the Dartmouth College...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

During Seán Hemingway’s time at Dartmouth College (Class of 1989), he was a Classical Archaeology major and a Hood Museum of Art senior curatorial intern, researching the Greek and Roman collection. He received his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. His archaeological fieldwork has been in eastern Crete, Athens, and Corinth. Among other awards, he was the recipient of the Fellowship for...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

We know a great deal about the lives of men in ancient Greece, and something about the secluded existence of women. Information about children's lives, though, is largely missing. What scholars do know has been pieced together from surviving written texts—chance literary references, writings by ancient philosophers on education and upbringing, and fragmentary inscriptions on monuments and gravestones. 

There is, however, a long overlooked but vital source of information about children—the painted vases...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece offers an unprecedented exploration of childhood in ancient Greece through the study of art and artifacts. To complement and enhance visitors’ understanding of the objects in the exhibition, the museum has developed an extensive hands-on learning area for visitors of all ages called the Friends’ House. Inspired by the design of typical Greek homes, it contains a wide range of materials that enable...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

This museum’s collections are deep and vast. They are also growing in quality, thanks in no small part to the inspired support of one special group of committed friends of the museum—the Lathrop Fellows. James Cuno formed this patron group in 1989 when he was director of the Hood, naming it after the beloved Dartmouth art historian and museum director Churchill “Jerry” Lathrop. Cuno worked with these individuals to commission a monumental bronze sculpture by Joel Shapiro that now...

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September 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

By the time William Legge, Second Earl of Dartmouth (1731–1801), and Robert Clements, later First Earl of Leitrim (1732–1804), traveled to Rome in the early 1750s, the so-called Grand Tour to Italy was already considered an essential ingredient in the proper education of many upperclass Europeans, especially young English, Irish, and Scottish noblemen. Guided by early published accounts and traveling according to standard itineraries,...

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