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Mexico, Central, & South America

José Clemente Orozco: The Epic of American Civilization

The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural cycle created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. One of Orozco’s finest creations and one of Dartmouth’s most treasured works, it was designated a national historic landmark in 2013.

Website Enhances Public Engagement With Orozco Mural

Dartmouth Now, July 10, 2014

One of the most renowned art treasures at Dartmouth College is the ambitious mural The Epic of American Civilization, painted by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934 in the reserve corridor of Baker-Berry Library, now the Orozco Room. The fresco is considered one of the finest examples of mural painting in this country by one of the greatest twentieth-century practitioners of public art.

Recent Acquisitions: José Clemente Orozco, The Elevated, 1928

Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock

Hood Quarterly, spring 2012
Michael Taylor, Director

Conservation Fund Established for Orozco’s Epic Mural Cycle

Recent Acquisitions in Photography: Hiroh Kikai, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Mario Cravo Neto

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2008
Emily Shubert, Assistant Curator, Special Projects

Dressing Up Culture: Molas from Kuna Yala

Hood Quarterly, summer 2008
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

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.

Dartmouth Students Make an Acquisition

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Lateral Thinking: A Director’s Viewpoint

An Interview with Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Interview conducted September 17, 2003

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