Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art

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Learning to Look

Created by the Hood Museum of Art, Learning to Look is an approach designed to help viewers look carefully and think critically about any work of art.

Learn More!

Below is a range of resources that include general information about Native American culture and history as well as more specific references to individuals, art, and life. Resources include books, web sites, and films.

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Other Resources

Thematic Tours

In addition, teachers and students are invited on  “tours” of small groups of objects related to the following themes: food, clothing and regalia, tools and technology, gender roles and family, economics, histories and identities.

Discussion questions and activities encourage careful looking and critical thinking about each object. Information is provided to support and extend conversation. 

Feel free to explore just one object, one theme, multiple themes within a region or one theme across regions. We hope teachers will return to these resources often, discovering new objects and new connections to the curriculum.

Past

Native American Art

There is no substitute for seeing the real thing! While the museum is closed for expansion, we are still offering free tours of public art on campus, including Orozco's Epic of American Civilization.