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June 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, summer 2012

Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education at the Hood Museum of Art, was selected by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) as the 2012 National Museum Art Educator of the Year. This award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level within their division. The award was presented in March at the NAEA national convention in New York.

“I was delighted to learn that Lesley had...

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September 1, 2011

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2011-12

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education and Assistant Director, has recently completed four years of service as the director-elect and then director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Founded in 1947, the NAEA is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Its over 22,000 members include elementary, middle, and high...

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March 1, 2011
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Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2011

Sometimes we receive indications that the Hood’s educational efforts have made a difference in the community. One such affirmation came in a commentary by Annie Guyon that aired on Vermont Public Radio in mid-December. Called “Looking at Art,” the piece discussed the value of taking children to museums. Near the end of the commentary, Ms. Guyon included a beautiful tribute to the museum’s work with regional schools when she reported that Mary Lou Massucco, an art...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue

Every year the Hood offers professional development opportunities in the form of workshops and written and online resources for regional teachers. The goal of these programs and resources is to cultivate teaching with original works of art in the K–12 curriculum. Workshops introduce teachers to the art on display at the museum and provide them with skills and...

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September 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2010-11
25th Anniversary Issue

This fall, the Hood Museum of Art celebrates twenty-five years in its award-winning Charles Moore building. The occasion is an opportunity to reflect on the ways that the Hood has served the campus and broader community through its commitment to creating learning encounters and cultivating teaching with objects. In this media-saturated world, visual literacy is vital to critical thinking. It is our goal that all museum visitors are able to navigate the visual, including the...

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March 1, 2010

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2010

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Vicky Ransmeier, docent and friend of the museum, on October 21, 2009. Vicky was deeply committed to the museum and its educational mission. She radiated enthusiasm as she shared her love and knowledge of art with visitors to the Hood during her six years as a docent.

In recognition of her dedication to art and to the museum, her...

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September 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10

During the spring and summer of 2009, the Hood Museum of Art displayed Félix de la Concha: Private Portraits/Public Conversations, as part of the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme for the year, conflict and reconciliation. The exhibition featured portraits of fifty-one people from the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities who had experienced conflict in their personal or professional lives and were on...

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March 1, 2009

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2009

Learning to Look, created by the Hood Museum of Art, is an approach designed to help viewers look carefully and think critically about any work of art they encounter. The approach includes the five steps involved in exploring a work of art: careful observation, analysis, research, interpretation, and critique. Developed originally to equip regional teachers of all grade levels and subjects to...

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January 1, 2009
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Hood Quarterly, winter 2009

One of the goals of the Hood is to provide multiple and varied ways for visitors to engage with and learn about original works of art. To this end, Kris Bergquist in the education department created a resource called Creative Space: Art + Writing. The sixteen-page booklet is available at the museum free of charge and invites visitors to respond to art through their own creative writing. It is designed to work for all ages, though it may work best for younger children to...

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March 1, 2008

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

Many years ago the Friendship Fund was established to enable the museum to recognize a teacher for her or his exemplary use of the Hood as an educational and cultural resource within the school curriculum. This spring we honor Deb Nelson of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H., for her longstanding and innovative use of the museum’s collections and exhibitions in her courses.

Ms. Nelson teaches both English and social studies and makes use...

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