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Recent Acquisitions: Twenty-One Photographs by Barbara Morgan

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

In 1994, the Hood Museum of Art presented an exhibition of the photographs of Barbara Morgan (1900–1992) in conjunction with the residency of the Martha Graham Dance Company at Dartmouth. Morgan photographed Graham and her company from the mid-1930s until the mid-1940s and in the process became one of the most esteemed dance photographers of the twentieth century.

The Hood recently received a generous gift of twenty-one photographs by Morgan from her grandson and daughter-in-law, Nils and Kara Morgan, including vintage photographs of Graham and dancers in her company including Merce Cunningham and Pearl Lang (illustrated here), portrait studies, a botanical study, and two of her surrealism-inspired compositions.

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