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Hood Docent Receives High Honor

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Sybil Williamson has been recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. The NDS promotes education and training for volunteer and paid gallery teachers, including a national conference held every two years that is attended by hundreds of docents from all types of museums. Hood docents gave presentations at NDS symposia in 1999 and 2005.

Lesley Wellman Elected Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, has been named the next Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), a nonprofit organization that represents and serves thousands of art educators, mostly in the United States but also from Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This is an extremely prestigious position in the realm of art education.

We're Reintroducing the Orozco Murals!

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

The Hood and the Dartmouth College Library have introduced new interpretive tools to enhance visitors’ experiences with José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization (1932–34), arguably the most important mural cycle in the United States.

Recent Acquisitions: Attributed to the glassworks of Henry William Stiegel, pocket bottle, 1769–74

Recent Acquisitions: Nicholas Galanin, What Have We Become? Vol. 3 & 5a, 2007

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Nicholas Galanin, an emerging Tlingit artist, constructs enigmatic sculptures of masklike faces from blank sheets and pages from nineteenth-century anthropological books as part of a series of paper sculptures addressing the politics of cultural representation and contemporary indigenous identity. The materiality of the sculptures is significant to him.

New Friends for A Space for Dialogue

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

Vital Support: Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L.Cohen Curator of American Art

Selected European Masterpieces of the Currier Museum of Art

Resonance and Inspiration: New Works by Magdalene Odundo

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Magdalene Odundo is an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist whose handbuilt vessels have become the fulcrum of a world of pottery traditions. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1950, Odundo is presently professor of ceramics at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College in Farnham.

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