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Membership Matters: Highlights from the Fall 2014 Lathrop Fellows Trip

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Members Kate Hewitt and Liz Pierce enjoy a celebratory dinner at the home of George T. M. Shackelford ’77, Hood Museum of Art board member and deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, during a Lathrop Fellows trip to Dallas and Forth Worth for behind-the-scenes tours of local museums, September 2014.

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, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as visits to four of the most extraordinary private collections in the North Texas metroplex.

Additionally, Dartmouth alums Maxwell L. Anderson ’77, director of the Dallas Museum of Art, and George T. M. Shackelford ’77, deputy director of the Kimbell Art Museum, were delighted to receive the group at their museums. At the Kimbell, the visit featured a tour of the newly opened Renzo Piano–designed pavilion with George. The spectacular Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne exhibition highlighted the group’s visit to the Dallas Museum, with the exhibition’s curator Olivier Meslay as a personal guide.

If you join the museum at the Lathrop Fellows level, you will receive an invitation to venture with us and other fellow art lovers to Chicago in the fall of 2015 as we celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lathrop Fellows patron group and the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the Hood Museum of Art. You won’t want to miss this trip!

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