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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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January 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

Raíces (1984) is the first work by Rupert Garcia (born 1941) to enter the Hood’s collection. A pioneer in the Chicano arts movement, Garcia has been at the forefront of politically and socially engaged art for the past four decades.

Works like Raíces (Roots) mark a transition in Garcia’s style from posters and single-figure paintings to monumental multipanel formats. Often done in pastel, these images combine vivid colors and disparate subjects to challenge the viewer to make new...

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January 1, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

The Hood is proud to continue its pathbreaking curatorial program A Space for Dialogue. Thanks to generous, ongoing support from the Class of 1948, museum interns have the opportunity to organize a series of micro-exhibitions of their own conceptions and convictions, exposing many interesting and little-known pieces from the permanent collection to the light of day.

Last fall, Curatorial Intern James Parker ‘02 took a critical look at four pieces of late ...

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