July 29, 2023 – June 16, 2024
Art, Commodities, and Water



Playing upon the dual definitions of liquidity—liquid assets bought and sold, as well as liquid substances—this exhibition mines the historical connections between art, water, and commodities. Highlights from the Hood Museum's American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts collection explore histories of global trade across water; linkages between water and tourism; liquids as artistic materials; and how nineteenth-century water pollution and historical access to clean water remain relevant to local and national discussions in our present moment.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Evelyn A. J. Hall Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Michael Hartman

Additional Information

Explore & Discover

In this digital resource, click on the links at the top to learn more about their journys across water.

Exhibition subject: United States & Canada