In Memoriam: Richard "Dick" Steinberg

Posted on September 01, 2014 by Drupal Admin

Richard "Dick" Steinberg, Class of 1954, Tuck 1955

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2014

In March of this year, we lost a dear friend and patron of the Hood Museum of Art, Richard "Dick" Steinberg, Class of 1954, Tuck 1955. Dick's passion for art was ignited during his years at Dartmouth, while studying in the Reserve Room of Baker Library, home to José Clemente Orozco's 1932–34 mural The Epic of American Civilization. When he learned that the museum was mounting an exhibition on Orozco and his impact on Jackson Pollock, Dick generously offered to support the creation of a scholarly catalogue to accompany it. He spoke at the podium for the opening event of Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock in spring 2012 and shared his passion with a new crop of Dartmouth students and art lovers. Dick and his wife, Judith, who is herself an artist, most recently traveled with the museum's Lathrop Fellows patron group to London, England, in September 2013, and his interest in and support of the importance of teaching museums on college campuses was inspiring to everyone as we visited some of the world's first such museums. Dick supported Dartmouth through creating the Steinberg Family Scholarship Fund, serving as an advocate for the Hood and the Hopkins Center and as a Class Officer, and volunteering on the Alumni Fund. Dick received the Class of 1954 Award in 1993.


Written September 01, 2014 by Drupal Admin