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Public Art

Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Featured Collection: Public Art on Campus

Dartmouth College has a distinguished collection of works of public art throughout its campus. Ellsworth Kelly’s stunning Dartmouth Panels (2012)—a major site-specific work consisting of five monochromatic aluminum panels, each painted in a single block of radiant color—were designed for the east façade of the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium, facing the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

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.

Recent Acquisitions: Kiki Smith, Hoarfrost with Rabbit, 2014

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

Kiki Smith, Hoarfrost with Rabbit [now titled Refuge], 2014, stainless steel

I trust my work. It’s a collaboration with the material, and when it’s viewed, it’s a collaboration with the world. What your work is resides in between those different spaces.
—Kiki Smith, 2005

Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

Dartmouth College Celebrates Sculpture of Allan Houser

Recent Acquisitions: Gar Waterman, Feral Seed

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.

Alumni Voices: Crishuana Williams ’12

Florian Jenkins and The Life of Malcolm X (1972) at Dartmouth College

Hood Quarterly, summer 2014
Crishuana Williams

Dartmouth College Welcomes Another Public Art Installation on Campus

May 22, 2014
Hood Museum of Art

Recent Acquisitions: Clement Meadmore, Perdido, 1978

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