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Recent Acquisitions: Fernand Léger, Le disque dans la vie, 1920

Hood Quarterly, winter 2003

A drawing by Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955) entitled Le disque dans la vie (The Disk in the City, 1920) is just one of a number of superb modern works on paper recently given to the Hood Museum of Art by Elizabeth E. Craig.

Where Will the Art Go?

Plan a road trip to see works from the Hood’s permanent collection.*

The Life and Legacy of Ota Benga

A Special Installation and Panel Discussion

Ota Benga (about 1883–1916) was a grossly mistreated and mostly neglected figure in the history of our country. He was taken prisoner in the Congo and transferred to the United States for display in the 1904 World’s Fair and then sent to live in the Bronx Zoo with the apes; he eventually committed suicide in 1916.

In Memoriam: Will Owen

Honoring Will Owen through an Installation of Contemporary Art

The winter 2016 exhibition Contemporary Abstraction includes six works from the Will Owen and Harvey Wagner Collection of Indigenous Australian Art. Harvey and Will gifted these works—and over 600 others—to the museum beginning in 2009. Will Owen died unexpectedly on December 2, 2015, and his friends at the Hood Museum of Art have dedicated this installation of contemporary abstract works to his memory.

The expansion has begun

The Hood: ‘Fully Engaged’ Throughout Construction

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS '09

Asked what he thinks about joining the Hood Museum of Art just before a $50 million expansion and renovation project begins, incoming Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg laughs. “You mean, what’s wrong with me?”

The new director, who starts work on Jan. 4, is full of ideas about how the Hood can remain a vital part of campus life during the construction period. Implementing these ideas will begin, he says, while the museum is still open this winter.

Hood Museum of Art Prepares to Expand

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

Work is set to begin this spring on a $50 million expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art.

Plans call for the creation of a prominent gray- and white-brick façade facing the Green that will proclaim the Hood’s presence on campus; a new Center for Object-Based Inquiry that will triple the museum’s capacity to fulfill its teaching mission; 40 percent more gallery space; and a flexible concourse that will be a new venue for gatherings and performances.

Transforming the Hood Museum of Art

Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art

An Exhibition of Contemporary African Art from the Hood's Permanent Collection

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

Eric Aho: Ice Cuts

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

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