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Fresh Perspectives: A Space for Dialogue Round Table

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

Letter from the Director: Summer 2003

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

A Community of Learners: The Hood Docents

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Docents, or volunteer educators, introduce thousands of visitors to the Hood’s exhibitions and collections each year. After learning about the art on view, docents share their knowledge and enthusiasm by leading tours for school and community groups, teaching Saturday morning ArtVentures for children, and helping to staff Family Days.

Hood Symposium in Word & Image

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

Five papers presented at a symposium held at the Hood Museum of Art in November 2000 form the core of the latest double issue of the journal Word & Image (January–June 2003).The papers explore the topic “Likeness in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Printed and Medallic Portraits in Renaissance and Baroque Europe.”

A Native American Repatriation

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

The Hood Museum of Art sent Kellen G. Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar and Repatriation Coordinator, to Southeast Alaska last November to deliver a Chilkat tunic from the collection to the Deisheetaan clan of the Kootznoowoo tribe of Tlingit Indians.

A Space for Dialogue 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

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.

They Still Draw Pictures: Children’s Art in Wartime, A Review

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Paula A. Bigboy '03, Curatorial Intern

They Still Draw Pictures is a stunning exhibition of children’s drawings completed during various twentieth-century wartimes from the Spanish Civil War to contemporary Kosovo. The exhibition has been arranged in a chronological discourse that wrenches the heart with innocent yet observant detail and raw emotion in sections entitled “Before: Memories of Loss,” “War,” “Displacement,” “Camps,” and “Peace.”

Art and Society: Inside the Floating World

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003
Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, and curator of the exhibition

The ukiyo or floating world refers to the entertainment districts of Edo (now Tokyo) and the lifestyles and sensibilities they engendered. Taking glamorous courtesans and famous actors as their primary subjects, Japanese print artists of the eighteenth century developed a popular visual culture that explored the floating world’s intricate nuances in a medium that was highly sophisticated but relatively inexpensive.

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.

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