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Letter from the Director: Spring 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Brian Kennedy, Director

Community of Learners: Family Programs

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

For more than two decades, the Hood’s weekend programs for families and children have provided opportunities for younger audiences to explore works of art in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Some events are designed for adults and children to learn about art in the galleries together, create studio projects, watch demonstrations, or participate in performances.

Staff News Spring 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

BART THURBER, Curator of European Art, delivered a paper in December at an international conference on late Renaissance art and architecture in Bologna, Italy, in conjunction with the exhibition on Annibale Carracci at the Museo Civico Archeologico.

KRIS BERGQUIST, School and Family Programs Coordinator, will present in a session titled “Finding Common Ground: Serving University and Community Audiences” at the National Art Education Association conference in New York in March.

Hood Collections on the Road

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

This spring, the following works from the Hood’s collection of 65,000 objects are on view around the country.

Saint Agnes Manderson, S.D. Pine Ridge Rez by Arthur Amiotte is featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of their exhibition Arthur Amiotte: Collages, 1988–2006, on view through April 29, 2007.

A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth’s Students

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Susan E. Knapp, excerpt courtesy of Dartmouth Life (February 2007)

Recent Acquisitions: Apphia Amanda Young, Sampler, 1838

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the making of samplers gave girls and young women the opportunity to practice a variety of embroidery stitches and to reinforce rudimentary lessons in spelling and penmanship.

Recent Acquisitions: Augusta Savage, Gamin, modeled 1929, plaster by 1940

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

Gamin is the best-known work by Augusta Savage, the most admired and influential woman artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The life-size bronze version of this work (Schomburg Center, New York Public Library) won Savage the opportunity to study in Paris from 1929 to 1931.

Embracing a Vision: The Hood Museum of Art Midyear Report

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007
Katherine Hart, Associate Director and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, and Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director

Pilobolus Comes Home: Three Decades of Dance Photographs

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

Pilobolus, the dance group that emerged from a Dartmouth classroom in 1971, has toured worldwide in the thirty-five years since its founding, created an institute of educational programming, launched touring companies, and profoundly influenced the world of contemporary dance. Now they have come home again.

Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic


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