Taking Up Space

March 4 – April 15, 2023
Forming Body and Identity



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The formation of identity is a continuous and fluid reshaping of the self. Through the works of various contemporary American artists, Taking Up Space explores the physical and emotional relationships they have with their bodies, and the ways in which public expression of identity shapes lived experience.

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

Milanne Berg '24

Related Publications

Exhibition subject: A Space for Dialogue