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Modern & Contemporary Art

Recent Acquisitions: Claes Oldenburg, Blue Saxophone, 1992

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recent Acquisitions: Oshogbo School Works

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Recent gifts by Edward B. Marks ’32 of a painting by Twins Seven Seven (born 1944, Nigeria) and a tapestry by Adebisi Fabunmi (born 1945, Ghana) mark a new expansion of the Hood’s collections into modern and contemporary African art.

Recent Acquisitions: Sebastião Salgado, Brasil (Hand, Serra Pelada), 1986

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

In 1973, Sebastião Salgado (born 1944) abandoned a promising career as an economist to pursue photography. Like his colleague James Nachtwey, Salgado has dedicated his career to documenting the lives of suffering and survival led by the world’s refugee and migrant populations.

Diary of a Recent Acquisition: Juan Muñoz’s Figure Hanging from One Foot

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

Derrick Cartwright recalls the complexities of acquiring the Hood's most recent work of art. Juan Muñoz's Figure Hanging from One Foot is currently on display in the main stairway of the Hood Museum of Art; plans to install the work in the museum's Bedford Courtyard are also underway.

Recent Acquisitions: Rupert Garcia, Raíces, 1984

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

Raíces (1984) is the first work by Rupert Garcia (born 1941) to enter the Hood’s collection. A pioneer in the Chicano arts movement, Garcia has been at the forefront of politically and socially engaged art for the past four decades.

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