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William Blake Engravings at Rauner Library

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Rauner Special Collections Library | November 26, 2007–January 31, 2008

Hood Museum of Art | November 20, 2007–January 13, 2008

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity

Community of Learners: Learning to “Read” Art

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.

Art and Society: Inside the Floating World

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, and curator of the exhibition

The ukiyo or floating world refers to the entertainment districts of Edo (now Tokyo) and the lifestyles and sensibilities they engendered. Taking glamorous courtesans and famous actors as their primary subjects, Japanese print artists of the eighteenth century developed a popular visual culture that explored the floating world’s intricate nuances in a medium that was highly sophisticated but relatively inexpensive.

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