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Modern & Contemporary Art

Recent Acquisitions: Norman G. Jackson, Sharkman mask, 2004

Hood Quarterly, winter 2007

This beautifully carved and painted wooden mask by the Tongass Tlingit artist Norman G. Jackson brings to light a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Northwest Coast themes and mythical stories. In much Northwest Coast art, painted, carved, or woven imagery is used during special occasions to proclaim and validate the status of ancestral clan crests representing mythical beings.

Communal Creations: The Art of El Anatsui

Recent Acquisitions: Henry W. Bannarn, Midwife (Breath of Life), about 1940

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

Recent Acquisitions: Alison Saar, Caché, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

Caché is a powerful life-sized sculpture by Alison Saar, who was artist-in-residence in Dartmouth College’s Department of Studio Art in 2002. This work presents an autobiographical narrative layered with African and African American artistic and cultural references.

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?

Art as Life and Identity: Dreaming Their Way

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2006
Brian Kennedy, Director

New Art Now; Hood 2004

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Dartmouth Students Make an Acquisition

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Recent Acquisitions: Isabel Bishop, Sleeping Child, about 1935

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

Modern Art Highlights Return to Lathrop Gallery

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004
Katherine Hart, Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

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