The Butt of the Joke

May 22 – July 25, 2021
Humor and the Human Body



A Space for Dialogue 101


"The Butt of the Joke: Humor and the Human Body" aims to explore the reasons why we find certain depictions of the human body funny. Lighthearted and fun, it seeks to prompt both laughter and thoughtful contemplation regarding the ways in which we think about our bodies.

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

Exhibition Curator

Grace Hanselman

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Exhibition subject: A Space for Dialogue