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Bring Your Class

A Dartmouth class in the Hood Downtown exhibition space. Photo by Rob Strong.

A Dartmouth class in the Hood Downtown exhibition space. Photo by Rob Strong.

Artist Bahar Behbahani discusses her work with Dartmouth students in the exhibition Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Artist Bahar Behbahani discusses her work with Dartmouth students in the exhibition Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

A Dartmouth class in the Hood Downtown exhibition space. Photo by Rob Strong.

A Dartmouth class in the Hood Downtown exhibition space. Photo by Rob Strong.

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Dartmouth students attend a class meeting in The Women of Shin Hanga: The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection of Japanese Prints with the exhibition’s curator, Allen Hockley, associate professor of art history and chair of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Dartmouth College.

Jack Wilson in Drawing 1.

Jack Wilson works with a "Drawing I" student sketching Egyptian art in the Hood’s galleries.

Arrange a Class Visit

Although the majority of the museum’s collection is unavailable through 2018, there are still opportunities to integrate art in your teaching:

Hood Downtown presents an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Please let us know if you would like to bring your class to the current exhibition.

José Clemente Orozco’s mural Epic of America Civilization in the Baker Reserve Corridor can be used to discuss a range of issues including the construction of narrative, migration, race, culture, and the integration of art and architecture. Dartmouth faculty, please let us know in advance if you intend to bring your class to the mural.

The Hovey Murals also lend themselves to rich discussions about race, gender, the construction of history, stereotypes, and the history and identity of Dartmouth College. The murals are available to Dartmouth faculty, classes, and students by appointment only.

There is also a variety of public sculpture on campus including Mark di Suvero’s X-Delta, Kiki Smith’s Refuge, and Ellsworth Kelly’s Dartmouth Panels among others. These pieces can be used to discuss space, controversy, and the interactions between art and the public.

To discuss teaching opportunities with local art, or to add your class to the Orozco mural calendar, please contact Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, or Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming.

The Hood Museum of Art’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center is now closed as we prepare for our renovation and expansion. We look forward to expanding teaching opportunities with the reopening of the Hood Museum of Art and our new Center for Object-Based Inquiry featuring three object-study classrooms.

View past Teaching Exhibitions at the Hood

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