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2003 NEMA Publications Awards

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Recent Acquisitions: A Gift of mid-19th century American Drawings

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

In mid-nineteenth-century America, drawing was an important skill enjoyed by many amateur women and schoolgirls, particularly those privileged to study at private female academies. Along with music, needlework, and fine penmanship, the ability to draw conveyed one’s proper education and appreciation for beauty—qualities highly valued in a prospective wife, mother, or future teacher.

Recent Acquisitions: Mary Cassatt, Drawing for “Evening,” 1879/80

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Recent Acquisitions: Louis-Léopold Boilly, Young Woman Reading in a Landscape, 1798

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845) first established his reputation as an accomplished portraitist and genre painter at the Paris Salon exhibitions during the French Revolution (1789–99). The painting that brought him his greatest success was the Gathering of Artists in Isabey’s Studio exhibited in the 1798 Salon (and now in the Musée du Louvre).

Recent Acquisitions: Chief Killer, Central Plains, Cheyenne, School at Fort Marion, about 1877–78

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Face to Face: Pompeo Batoni’s Portraits of Lord Dartmouth and Robert Clements

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
T. Barton Thurber, Curator of European Art

Primary Support: The Lathrop Fellows

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Hands-on Learning About Life in Ancient Greece: The Friends’ House

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

We know a great deal about the lives of men in ancient Greece, and something about the secluded existence of women. Information about children's lives, though, is largely missing. What scholars do know has been pieced together from surviving written texts—chance literary references, writings by ancient philosophers on education and upbringing, and fragmentary inscriptions on monuments and gravestones. 

Q & A with Seán Hemingway '89, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

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