Spring 2017 Museum Collecting 101

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Alison M. Palizzolo

Ever wonder how art ends up in a museum? Want to help select new art for the Hood Museum's collection?

Join us for Museum Collecting 101!


On upcoming Monday evenings from 3:30-5:00. Dates are: April 10, April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8. (The last two sessions will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m.). There will also be a trip to New York City Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7.


After hours and behind-the-scenes at the Hood Museum of Art and a weekend in NYC!

What you will experience:

The opportunity to meet with the Hood's director and curators, and be introduced to the museum's photography collection. You'll discuss the criteria curators use to select works of art for a museum collection and review the work of several photographers. Then you'll travel to New York to view photographs at several dealers. Finally you'll decide which photograph the Hood should purchase.

The type of art:

Twentieth and twenty-first century photography is the theme of this year's program.

Trip to New York City:

The class will leave Hanover early on a Saturday and return Sunday evening the next day. While in New York the class will visit photography dealers among other activities. Attending the trip is required for participation in the program. Transportation, accommodations, and Saturday's dinner will be covered by the museum.

To sign up:

For Dartmouth students only. FREE. No previous art knowledge or experience necessary. All classes and majors welcome.

Blitz "LOOK at the Hood" and tell us your name, year, major, and briefly why you would like to participate. Space is limited and participation at all five sessions and the trip to New York is required. Priority will be given to students who have not previously participated in a Museum Collecting 101 program at the Hood.


Blitz "LOOK at the Hood"


Written February 27, 2017 by Alison M. Palizzolo