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Recent Acquisitions: Preston Singletary, Tlingit Crest Hat, 2006

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Traditionally, Northwest coast Native peoples made crest hats of cedar bark decorated with formline designs that were painted onto the wood with black, red, or green dyes. These abstract designs still assert ancestral lineages linking family members to specific animal or nature spirits.

Recent Acquisitions: Victor Masayesva Jr., Ground Zero, 1998/2007

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Victor Masayesva Jr., who grew up on a Hopi Reservation in Hotevilla, Arizona, incorporates Hopi symbolism into his photography to depict the ruptured balance between humans and nature. Using antlers, flower petals, feathers, snake skins, cornstalks, and bones as visual metaphors for the cycle of life and death, Masayesva juxtaposes the destruction of humans, animals, land, and spirit against the reality of regeneration, life, and beauty in the southwestern landscape.

Recent Acquisitions: Pompeo Batoni, William Legge, second Earl of Dartmouth (1731–1801), 1756

Philip H. Greene Donates California Watercolors, 1930–60

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art

Wenda Gu: Transformations and Translations

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

Merce Cunningham at Dartmouth

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming

William Blake Engravings at Rauner Library

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Rauner Special Collections Library | November 26, 2007–January 31, 2008

Hood Museum of Art | November 20, 2007–January 13, 2008

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

Works on Paper Exhibition Caps Celebration of Hood's American Collections

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art


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