Apocalypse When

January 6 — March 3, 2024
reflections on our collective psyche



A Space for Dialogue 116


The motif of apocalypse in art explores the timeless fascination with an imminent, final destruction. From 20th-century prints to innovative digital installations, this exhibition captures various apocalyptic interpretations of catastrophic historical events and modern anxieties, while also evoking a sense of shared humanity, humor, and hope in the face of disaster.

A Space for Dialogue is a student-curated exhibition program that began in 2001. Hood Museum of Art interns create an installation drawn from the museum's permanent collection by engaging with every aspect of curation, from doing research and selecting objects, to choosing frames and a wall color, to planning a layout and writing labels and a brochure, to giving a public talk. There have been over 100 A Space for Dialogue exhibitions on a wide variety of themes.

A Space for Dialogue: Fresh Perspectives on the Permanent Collection from Dartmouth's Students, founded with the support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr. '66, and Pamela J. Joyner '79.

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