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Exhibitions

Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director

We know a great deal about the lives of men in ancient Greece, and something about the secluded existence of women. Information about children's lives, though, is largely missing. What scholars do know has been pieced together from surviving written texts—chance literary references, writings by ancient philosophers on education and upbringing, and fragmentary inscriptions on monuments and gravestones. 

On Exhibit: Loans from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003
Mark Mitchell, Luce Curatorial Assistant for American Art

Fresh Perspectives: A Space for Dialogue Round Table

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

A Space for Dialogue 2003

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

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.

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

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

The Hood is proud to continue its pathbreaking curatorial program A Space for Dialogue. Thanks to generous, ongoing support from the Class of 1948, museum interns have the opportunity to organize a series of micro-exhibitions of their own conceptions and convictions, exposing many interesting and little-known pieces from the permanent collection to the light of day.

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