A Space for Dialogue 2003

Posted on March 01, 2003 by Kristin Swan

Hood Quarterly, spring 2003

This past winter, the Space for Dialogue exhibition program got a new look. The first two students to take advantage of the freshly designed space and brochure were Paula Bigboy ’03 and Mercedes Duff ’03, both curatorial interns. Ms. Bigboy investigated the visual language of beauty in Consuming Life: On the Ideals of Beauty and Assuming Identity in a Culture of Fear. Ms. Duff followed with a compelling installation that paired a 1937 photograph by Margaret Bourke-White with a collage by Romare Bearden done thirty years later in The Power of (Re)Construction: Changing Perceptions of Black-American Identity.

The Hood continues the program this spring with installations by three senior interns. Through the end of March, Jourdan Abel ’03, Education Intern, looks at twentieth-century women artists’ portrayals of motherhood, focusing on the politicization of this portrayal and the physical relationship between mother and child. In April, Joseph Ackley ’03, Curatorial Intern, will investigate the museum’s European, American, and contemporary art collections to explore Western constructions of masculinity and the subversive exploitation of the male form and persona. Katherine Reibel ’03, Public Relations Intern, will explore images of the American urban landscape in her installation in May.

A Space for Dialogue and its free companion brochures are made possible by a generous gift from the Class of 1948. The exhibition is located at the entrance of the museum and changes about every six weeks.


Written March 01, 2003 by Kristin Swan