Nothing Gold Can Stay

October 29 – December 21, 2022



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Nothing Gold Can Stay explores the universal yet nuanced human experience of grief. The disparate works in this exhibition showcase the range of emotions undergone while grieving, from sadness and confusion to celebration and fondness. They also explore various types of grief, ranging from personal loss to collective trauma. The exhibition underscores how differently we grieve while emphasizing the various ways loss connects us all.

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 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

Amy Zaretsky

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