This Land

January 5 – July 23, 2022
American Engagement with the Natural World


Virtual 3D Tour

Explore the exhibition This Land virtually through this 3D Matterport scan. Move through the galleries by clicking on the transparent circles on the floor. Click on the color-coded dots to learn more about the exhibition and works on view through additional imagery, text, audio, and video.

In this tour, the gray tags are wall labels or panel text, blue contain images, the orange dots are audio or video files, and the pink provide directions or link to related content. For the most part, you will find text on the right and all other content to the left.


This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World explores artistic responses to the natural world by diverse American artists working from the early nineteenth century to the present. It is the first major installation of the museum’s historic American collection to be organized thematically, rather than chronologically. More significantly, it features not only Euro-American, African American, Latin American, and Asian American works but also, for the first time, traditional and contemporary Native American works hung alongside this early to contemporary "American" art. This collaboratively curated exhibition of approximately 160 works fills four galleries as it compels us to consider new perspectives on historical and contemporary art by diverse artists, Native and non-Native, and to reflect on our own relationship to place and land. How, for instance, have experiences of home and the natural world changed historically and in our own lifetimes? How have they already been impacted by unanticipated phenomena, such as the COVID-19 pandemic? What actions would help to provide all Americans a secure sense of home, in both the built and the natural environment?

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by a gift from Claire Foerster and Daniel Bernstein, Class of 1987, and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Exhibition Curator

Barbara J. MacAdam | Jami C. Powell | Thomas H. Price | Morgan E. Freeman | Michael Hartman

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtNative AmericaUnited States & Canada