Membership Matters: Lathrop Fellows

Posted on January 01, 2014 by Kristin Swan

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014

This fall, the Lathrop Fellows, a special patron group of the Hood Museum of Art, went to London for their annual trip (which is a benefit available to all members of the museum at the Lathrop Fellows level or above). Led by Hood Director Michael Taylor, this four-day excursion included visits (some behind the scenes) to some of London's finest museums, opportunities to meet and learn from the directors and curators of those collections, and a visit to a private collection.

In addition to the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Wallace Collection, and Sir John Soane's Museum, the Lathrop Fellows learned about some of Britain's great teaching museums with visits to the Courtauld Institute in London and the Ashmolean Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford University. The celebratory dinner on the group's final night in London included special guests William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth, and his wife, Fiona.

The Lathrop Fellows have provided vital support to the museum since 1990 and are named in honor of one of Dartmouth's first art history professors, Churchill P. Lathrop, whose passionate belief in the importance of teaching from original works of art is at the core of the Hood Museum of Art's mission today. We invite you to become a Lathrop Fellows member and to support the museum through this important program.

Thank you to all of our members for the vital support you give to the museum, which provides free entrance to the museum to everyone, every day, free educational programming for adults, schoolchildren, and families, and acquisitions of works of art.


Written January 01, 2014 by Kristin Swan