Gamin is the best-known work by Augusta Savage, the most admired and influential woman artist associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The life-size bronze version of this work (Schomburg Center, New York Public Library) won Savage the opportunity to study in Paris from 1929 to 1931.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the making of samplers gave girls and young women the opportunity to practice a variety of embroidery stitches and to reinforce rudimentary lessons in spelling and penmanship.
This spring, the following works from the Hood’s collection of 65,000 objects are on view around the country.
Saint Agnes Manderson, S.D. Pine Ridge Rez by Arthur Amiotte is featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of their exhibition Arthur Amiotte: Collages, 1988–2006, on view through April 29, 2007.
BART THURBER, Curator of European Art, delivered a paper in December at an international conference on late Renaissance art and architecture in Bologna, Italy, in conjunction with the exhibition on Annibale Carracci at the Museo Civico Archeologico.
For more than two decades, the Hood’s weekend programs for families and children have provided opportunities for younger audiences to explore works of art in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Some events are designed for adults and children to learn about art in the galleries together, create studio projects, watch demonstrations, or participate in performances.