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Recent Acquisitions: Alma Woodsey Thomas, Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers, 1969

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Letter from the Director: Spring/Summer 2016

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

The Writing's on the Wall: Party at the Museum

Join us for this special event to celebrate the museum’s exciting expansion and renovation project!

UPDATE: See a video of the event on YouTube!

Saturday, May 21, 3:00-11:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art galleries

Hood Museum to Open Satellite Gallery Downtown

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS '09

If you’re missing the Hood Museum of Art while it’s closed for renovation, good news: The museum has just signed a lease on a gallery space in downtown Hanover.

The gallery—to be called Hood Downtown—will be located in the former Amidon Jewelers store on Main Street, next to Molly’s Restaurant, and will open to the public starting in mid-September, says John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood.

Recent Acquisitions: Fernand Léger, Le disque dans la vie, 1920

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

A drawing by Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955) entitled Le disque dans la vie (The Disk in the City, 1920) is just one of a number of superb modern works on paper recently given to the Hood Museum of Art by Elizabeth E. Craig.

Where Will the Art Go?

Plan a road trip to see works from the Hood’s permanent collection.*

The Life and Legacy of Ota Benga

A Special Installation and Panel Discussion

Ota Benga (about 1883–1916) was a grossly mistreated and mostly neglected figure in the history of our country. He was taken prisoner in the Congo and transferred to the United States for display in the 1904 World’s Fair and then sent to live in the Bronx Zoo with the apes; he eventually committed suicide in 1916.

In Memoriam: Will Owen

Honoring Will Owen through an Installation of Contemporary Art

The winter 2016 exhibition Contemporary Abstraction includes six works from the Will Owen and Harvey Wagner Collection of Indigenous Australian Art. Harvey and Will gifted these works—and over 600 others—to the museum beginning in 2009. Will Owen died unexpectedly on December 2, 2015, and his friends at the Hood Museum of Art have dedicated this installation of contemporary abstract works to his memory.

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