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June 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Why teach children about art? Surveys conducted in the 1990s by the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Fund at museums across the country revealed that 66 percent of adults who visited museums had done so when they were children. At the Hood Museum of Art, surveys of adult visitors revealed an even higher average of 76 percent. Clearly, childhood experience plays a significant role in shaping lifelong interests and habits, and this is one of the reasons why the Hood offers a wide array of programs for visitors under the age of eighteen.

Each...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

One of the primary aims of the new, expanded Hood Quarterly has been to share with our audiences more of what we are doing here at the Hood. By fully explaining the programs we provide and by posing more provocative questions of ourselves, the staff and I hope to engage you more deeply in the life of this institution. We also want to demystify the work that we perform on behalf of Dartmouth College....

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

Derrick Cartwright recalls the complexities of acquiring the Hood's most recent work of art. Juan Muñoz's Figure Hanging from One Foot is currently on display in the main stairway of the Hood Museum of Art; plans to install the work in the museum's Bedford Courtyard are also underway.

December 2001

While in Washington, D.C., I visited the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to study the current exhibition of Juan Muñoz’s work. Muñoz had...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, and curator of the exhibition

The ukiyo or floating world refers to the entertainment districts of Edo (now Tokyo) and the lifestyles and sensibilities they engendered. Taking glamorous courtesans and famous actors as their primary subjects, Japanese print artists of the eighteenth century developed a popular visual culture that explored the floating world’s intricate nuances in a medium that was highly sophisticated but relatively inexpensive.

The medium...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Paula A. Bigboy '03, Curatorial Intern

They Still Draw Pictures is a stunning exhibition of children’s drawings completed during various twentieth-century wartimes from the Spanish Civil War to contemporary Kosovo. The exhibition has been arranged in a chronological discourse that wrenches the heart with innocent yet observant detail and raw emotion in sections entitled “Before: Memories of Loss,” “War,” “Displacement,” “Camps,” and “Peace.”

These are drawings done...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

In 1973, Sebastião Salgado (born 1944) abandoned a promising career as an economist to pursue photography. Like his colleague James Nachtwey, Salgado has dedicated his career to documenting the lives of suffering and survival led by the world’s refugee and migrant populations.

This recent acquisition, entitled Brasil (Hand, Serra Pelada), 1986, is part of Salgado’s six-year...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

This past winter, the Space for Dialogue exhibition program got a new look. The first two students to take advantage of the freshly designed space and brochure were Paula Bigboy ’03 and Mercedes Duff ’03, both curatorial interns. Ms. Bigboy investigated the visual language of beauty in Consuming Life: On the Ideals of Beauty and Assuming Identity in a Culture of Fear. Ms. Duff followed with a compelling...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

The Hood Museum of Art sent Kellen G. Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar and Repatriation Coordinator, to Southeast Alaska last November to deliver a Chilkat tunic from the collection to the Deisheetaan clan of the Kootznoowoo tribe of Tlingit Indians.

Although the formal process of repatriation under the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act had just been completed, the Deisheetaan leaders were eager to have the tunic returned in time for a particular koo....

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Five papers presented at a symposium held at the Hood Museum of Art in November 2000 form the core of the latest double issue of the journal Word & Image (January–June 2003).The papers explore the topic “Likeness in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Printed and Medallic Portraits in Renaissance and Baroque Europe.”

Co-organized by Adrian W. B. Randolph, Associate Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College, and T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art at the Hood Museum of Art, the symposium accompanied the fall 2000...

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March 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Docents, or volunteer educators, introduce thousands of visitors to the Hood’s exhibitions and collections each year. After learning about the art on view, docents share their knowledge and enthusiasm by leading tours for school and community groups, teaching Saturday morning ArtVentures for children, and helping to staff Family Days.

For your next visit to the museum, why not consider a...

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