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Hood Publications Win Awards from New England Museum Association

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

The New England Museum Association sponsors an annual Publication Awards Program that recognizes excellence in design, production, and effective communication in all aspects of museum publishing. Entries are judged by a panel of experienced professionals in publication, design, marketing and communications. Awards are given to those entries that most effectively present their message to the intended audience.

Recent Acquisitions: Charles Fairfax Murray, The Triumph of Love, 1870s

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Charles Fairfax Murray was a close associate of Edward Burne-Jones (1833– 1898), one of the leading so-called Pre-Raphaelite artists active in England in the late nineteenth century. They advocated a revival of interest in medieval art and subject matter, a rebellion against conventional ideas and academic styles, and an assertion of the importance of emotion over intellect.

Recent Acquisitions: Edgar Degas, On Stage III, 1876–77

Recent Acquisitions: Lotte Jacobi, Hans Albers, 1930

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

From four generations of photographers, Lotte Jacobi took over her father’s Berlin photographic studio in 1927. She became one of the best-known photographers in Germany, particularly noted for her portraits of celebrities and artists. In 1935 she was forced to flee Nazi Germany and opened a studio and gallery in New York City, where she continued to pursue portraiture while freelancing as a photographer for Life magazine.

Recent Acquisitions: Pompeo Batoni, William Legge, second Earl of Dartmouth (1731–1801), 1756

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

Selected European Masterpieces of the Currier Museum of Art

In Celebration of Jan Davidsz. de Heem’s Still-Life with Grapes

Protest in Paris 1968: Photographs by Serge Hambourg

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Brian Kennedy, Director, and Katherine Hart, Associate Director

Of what value are photographs when reflecting upon historic events? Many are compelling images that give the look and feel of a time that is past—the way people dressed, their fleeting expressions, the particularity of a place at a certain day and hour. What truths are to be gleaned from them, if any? Why do some photographs become symbolic of an entire era?

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