Bring Your Class
Arrange a Class Visit to Public Art on Campus
Although the majority of the museum’s collection is unavailable through 2018, there are still opportunities to integrate art in your teaching:
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.