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March 1, 2015
Brian Ulrich, Edinburgh, UK

Hood Quarterly, spring 2015

The Hood Museum of Art recently received a major gift of contemporary photography from Nancy and Thomas F. O’Neil III, a Dartmouth alumnus from the Class of 1979. This outstanding group of thirty-nine photographs by seventeen photographers substantially enhances the museum’s growing collection of recent...

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January 15, 2015
Gar Waterman, Feral Seed

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

A member of Dartmouth’s Class of 1978, Gar Waterman is best known for his meticulously hand-crafted sculptures and large-scale public art projects that take their inspiration from natural forms, such as plants, insects, shells, fish, nudibranchs, and other marine creatures. The youngest son of the pioneering oceanographic filmmaker Stan Waterman, Class of 1946, the artist grew up exploring the Maine coast and the barrier reefs of the South Pacific, which he visited between the ages...

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January 15, 2015
Nomusa Makhubu, Umasifanisane I (Comparison I)

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

In Self-Portrait, Nomusa Makhubu (born 1984) presents a haunting vision of South Africa’s past by embedding her portrait on several colonial-type photographs. The Cape Town–based South African artist developed the visually compelling and evocative photographic series, comprised of thirteen prints, between 2007 and 2013. It...

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January 15, 2015
Gerry Williams, vase

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

The Hood Museum of Art recently received a remarkable gift of 118 works of art originally collected by the late Barbara J. and David G. Stahl, Dartmouth Class of 1947, and donated in their memory by their children, Susan E. Hardy, Nancy R. Wilsker, Sarah A. Stahl, and John S. Stahl. Assembled over a period of 60 years, the works range from Old Master prints and drawings to works on paper, paintings,...

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January 15, 2015
An interactive timeline provided information on key events, people, and legislation

Many Participate at the Hood Museum of Art

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

This past fall, Hood Museum of Art staff took advantage of the opportunities presented by the major exhibition on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, to find new ways of engaging with our audiences and incorporating their voices into the exhibition. We are pleased with the success of these initiatives, which...

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January 15, 2015
Statue of Poseidon/Neptune alongside dolphin

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

This winter the Hood Museum of Art will showcase the first major US museum exhibition to focus on the ancient Greek god Poseidon and his relationship to the sea. The art on display will illuminate how ancient societies in the Mediterranean world worshipped this powerful god, who wielded immense authority through his dominion over the sea, as well as over horses and diverse natural phenomena. Included in this rich and focused exhibition are ancient vases decorated with mythological...

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January 15, 2015
Rendering of the museum’s new Center for Object-Based Inquiry (COBI)

Major Gift Will Fund New Center for Object-Based Inquiry

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

The Hood Museum of Art is known for its behind-the-scenes curricular engagement with its collections for Dartmouth faculty and students, and that engagement will now be at the forefront of the museum’s major expansion in the years ahead, thanks to a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. A new state-of-the-art object-study center that will be...

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January 15, 2015

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015
Michael Taylor, Director

This promises to be an exciting year at the Hood Museum of Art—one for celebrating thirty years in our magnificent Charles Moore building and for looking ahead to its renovation and masterful expansion by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, set to begin in early 2016. When the Hood Museum of Art opened, it represented the first permanent home for the College’s collections since the first object was acquired in...

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January 15, 2015
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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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November 21, 2014
Fritz Scholder, Dartmouth Portrait #17, 1973, oil on canvas, acrylic background. Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund; P.974.11

Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art Celebrates the College’s Internationally Acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program with Its First Retrospective Exhibition

Since the early 1930s, the Artist-in-Residence Program at Dartmouth College has brought figures of national and often international prominence to work and teach on campus while sharing their art with the academic and regional communities of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is delighted to partner with the college’s Studio Art Department to present the retrospective exhibition...

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