During our closure, stay connected with us and #HoodMuseumFromHome! See how you can continue to explore and learn below.
Director's Letter: Strange but Not a Stranger
Read a letter from Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg during this unsettled time.
We challenge you to recreate the #HoodMuseumFromHome!
We look forward to developing virtual access and other digital resources this spring! Check our visit now or events & programs pages for updates as we work to bring you selected highlights from our spring calendar of programming and other means of engagement with our collection and exhibitions.
WATCH: On June 11, 2020, participants grabbed some pencils, paper, and a favorite beverage for this virtual interactive drawing experience. Taking inspiration from works in the Hood Museum of Art's collection, participants explored the expressive qualities of line, experiment with mark making, and create abstract compositions. This program is geared toward adults and no experience is necessary.
WATCH: On May 20, 2020, Jami Powell, Associate Curator of Native American Art, and Jamie Rosenfeld, Museum Educator, hosted a virtual conversation about how they collaborate when developing public engagement strategies and educational resources centered on the Hood Museum of Art's Indigenous collections.
WATCH: On May 27, 2020, Deputy Director Juliette Bianco hosted a virtual conversatoin with Denver-based artist Stacey Steers. Steers, whose mixed-media installation Night Hunter House entered the Hood Museum's collection in 2012. They discussed Steer's process of making handmade animated films by sourcing imagery from early silent cinema and fragments of 19th-century engravings and illustrations.
WATCH: On May 14, 2020, the Museum Club hosted a panel discussion featuring Juliette Bianco '94, Deputy Director of the Hood Museum of Art, and Megan Fontanella '04, Curator of Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The panel discussion was moderated by Devon Mifflin '21 and Allison Carey '20.
WATCH: On May 19, 2020, Katherine Hart, Hood Museum Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Marlene Heck, Architecture Professor, and Anne Dennington, Director of Flux Projects, explored how art can inspire people and shape communities during times of isolation, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discussed how to experience and enjoy art while museums are closed.
WATCH: On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Student Wellness Center recorded a guided mindfulness exercise centered on a work of art featured in our 2020 exhibition In the Midst of Something Splendid: Recent Paintings by Colleen Randall. The title of the featured painting is revealed at the end of the meditation. For more information about this exhibition, please click here.
WATCH: On April 29, 2020, John R. Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, hosted a virtual gallery talk titled "Mediated Authenticity: Art and Experience Now".
WATCH: On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Artist and Dartmouth Professor of Studio Art Colleen Randall and her husband, Jeff Friedman, poet and lecturer in English at Keene State College, spoke about their partnership and how their relationship and artistic dialogue inflects their work.
WATCH: On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in conjunction with the exhibition Reconstitution, which is presently inaccessible to the public, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art Jessica Hong and Teaching Specialist Vivian Ladd facilitated a conversation about the power and impact of images.
Read Museum News and Stories
Catch up on what we're doing, from updates on the collection to alumni and student interviews!
Read About the Hood Museum in the Press
- "The Hood Can't Go Dark. And So It Hasn't." May 4, 2020, Artful
- "Hood Museum's virtual gallery talk explores limitations of the virtual artistic experience," May 4, 2020, The Dartmouth
- "Arts in the Time of COVID-19," April 17, 2020, Dartmouth News
- "Hood Museum experiments with virtual learning," April 13, 2020, The Dartmouth
Additionally, we have two books currently available for purchase on Amazon: In the Midst of Something Splendid: Recent Paintings by Colleen Randall and The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth. The new exhibition catalogue Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics will be available soon!
Get to Know the Collection
The Hood's collection encompasses important holdings of American, Native American, European, African, and Melanesian art, including a significant collection of indigenous Australian contemporary art and a major archive of photojournalism. Browse our collection portal.