Bolas de Fuego: Culture and Conflict in Central America draws from the Hood Museum’s limited collections to tell stories of communities from the following countries: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Color holds many negative associations as something that has been constructed in opposition to whiteness. Whereas whiteness tends to symbolize purity, beauty, and refinement, color often represents the dirty, exotic, and primitive.
This installation uses objects from the Hood Museum of Art’s collection to challenge the traditional understanding of currency. Drawing on examples from across time and cultures to offer multiple perspectives, the installation asks audiences to question how a society defines “money” and its purpose.
Unbroken: Native American Ceramics, Sculpture, and Design draws from the Hood Museum’s permanent collections to create dialogue between historical, modern, and contemporary works made by Indigenous North American artists.
What do you think about when you hear the phrase draw lines? A line can separate but also connect; it can create divisions and boundaries but also generate space. For artists, the line has been a critical apparatus for exploration.