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Letter from the Director: Winter 2016

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Featured Collection: Public Art on Campus

Dartmouth College has a distinguished collection of works of public art throughout its campus. Ellsworth Kelly’s stunning Dartmouth Panels (2012)—a major site-specific work consisting of five monochromatic aluminum panels, each painted in a single block of radiant color—were designed for the east façade of the Hopkins Center’s Spaulding Auditorium, facing the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Featured Collection: Scientific Instruments

The Dartmouth Collection of Scientific Instruments dates from the founding of the College in 1769. It mirrors the development of American science in an academic setting, from the early days of the Republic through the Cold War.

José Clemente Orozco: The Epic of American Civilization

The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural cycle created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. One of Orozco’s finest creations and one of Dartmouth’s most treasured works, it was designated a national historic landmark in 2013.

Featured Collection: Ledger Drawings

Within the Hood’s significant holdings of Native American art, the Mark Lansburgh collection of ledger drawings, dating from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century and created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg, is a vital aspect of the Hood’s Plains collection. Both in their artistic excellence and in their social and historical value, these drawings serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation.

Featured Collection: Japanese Prints

The Hood’s collection of more than three hundred Japanese woodblock prints is a valuable teaching resource.

Featured Collection: Environmental Art

In keeping with Dartmouth’s longstanding leadership in teaching and research related to climate and the environment, the Hood Museum of Art has developed significant holdings of art that touches on these themes, particularly in the area of contemporary photography, with works by Subhankar Banerjee, Virginia Beahan,

John Stomberg to Direct the Hood Museum of Art

Dartmouth Now, November 04, 2015 
by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

John Stomberg has been named the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Provost Carolyn Dever announced today. He will begin work on Jan. 4, 2016.

“John is a strategic thinker with deep experience who has a tremendous ability to build relationships that inspire innovative, student-centered programming—everything we could ask for in a leader of the Hood,” says Dever. “I’m delighted that he will be joining the Dartmouth community.”

Community of Learners: Autumn 2015

Recent Acquisitions: Attributed to William Hart, Tannery in the Catskills, about early 1850s

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