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The Hood: ‘Fully Engaged’ Throughout Construction

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS '09

Asked what he thinks about joining the Hood Museum of Art just before a $50 million expansion and renovation project begins, incoming Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg laughs. “You mean, what’s wrong with me?”

The new director, who starts work on Jan. 4, is full of ideas about how the Hood can remain a vital part of campus life during the construction period. Implementing these ideas will begin, he says, while the museum is still open this winter.

Hood Museum of Art Prepares to Expand

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

Work is set to begin this spring on a $50 million expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art.

Plans call for the creation of a prominent gray- and white-brick façade facing the Green that will proclaim the Hood’s presence on campus; a new Center for Object-Based Inquiry that will triple the museum’s capacity to fulfill its teaching mission; 40 percent more gallery space; and a flexible concourse that will be a new venue for gatherings and performances.

Transforming the Hood Museum of Art

Letter from the Director: Winter 2016

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

John Stomberg to Direct the Hood Museum of Art

Dartmouth Now, November 04, 2015 
by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

John Stomberg has been named the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Provost Carolyn Dever announced today. He will begin work on Jan. 4, 2016.

“John is a strategic thinker with deep experience who has a tremendous ability to build relationships that inspire innovative, student-centered programming—everything we could ask for in a leader of the Hood,” says Dever. “I’m delighted that he will be joining the Dartmouth community.”

Community of Learners: Autumn 2015

Letter from the Director: Autumn 2015

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015
Juliette Bianco, Interim Director

Gifts Endow the Position of Directorship at the Hood

Dartmouth Now, July 28, 2015

Gifts in excess of $10 million from longtime supporters of Dartmouth and the Hood Museum of Art will endow the director’s position at the Hood, Provost Carolyn Dever announced today.

The directorship will be known as the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, named in recognition of gifts to the Hood endowment and in support of the current Hood expansion from the Rev. Preston Kelsey II ’58 and Virginia Rice Kelsey.

Community of Learners: Creating Effective Educational Resources for the Native American Collections

Recent Acquisitions: Chike Obeagu, City Scape and City Dwellers II, 2015

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