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Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth

This fall, sound takes over Dartmouth College with large-scale commissions for an exhibition project featuring internationally renowned artists. Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth is the first exhibition of sound art presented by the Hood Museum of Art, and more widely, one of the largest group commissioning projects of sound art to date. It represents a crucial step in the creation of sound art through a diverse set of new, site-specific work located on the Dartmouth College campus, offering visitors a glimpse into the highly varied and imaginative world of sound art.

Letter from the Director: Fall 2017

Hood Quarterly, fall 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director 

Center for What?

Object-based inquiry might not roll off the tongue, but it perfectly describes the core activity of the Hood. Objects hold myriad stories. Over decades, centuries, and even millennia these stories multiply, expand, and evolve. Through it all, the objects themselves remain, steadfast beacons of individuals, communities, and eras long gone.

Past Hood Intern: Jane Cavalier '14

Where are they now?: Jane Cavalier, 2012–2013 Class of 1954 Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2014?

Letter from the Director: Summer 2017

Hood Quarterly, summer 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Past Hood Intern: Olivia Field '15

Where are they now?: Olivia Field, 2014-15 Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2015?

I am currently a legal assistant working for a plaintiff’s-side law firm in San Francisco that specializes in employment law and fighting discrimination in the workplace. I will soon be applying to law school. I am still open to a career in the arts, but perhaps from a legal angle.

Were your original intentions to pursue a career in the arts after college?

Expansion Update: "Making Progress"

EXPANSION UPDATE: Topping-Out Ceremony

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Dartmouth hosted a topping-out ceremony in recognition of the construction progress to date regarding the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art. Many of those involved in the project signed the ceremonial beam. Speakers included Interim Vice President for Campus Services Steve Moore, Joe Imelio, project executive for Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Cliff Hosley, the site superintendent, and Hood Director John Stomberg and Deputy Director Juliette Bianco. At 12:45 p.m., the beam was hoisted into place as the barbecue lunch came to an end.

Expansion Update: Steel

A behind-the-scenes look at the museum's expansion.

One year after our galleries closed to the public, steel beams started going up. These images document the progress made over the course of five weeks in early spring 2017.

Hood Signs Letter of Support for Arts Funding

Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA) Statement on Funding for the Arts

We, the directors of the Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA), are deeply concerned about potential budget cuts that threaten funding so vital to us and to the good work that arts organizations do throughout the nation. We must continue to hold the line and to promote the arts energetically through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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