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Museum Announcements

Hood Goes High-Tech with Free iPod Tours

Hood Quarterly, summer 2008

If you visited the Sean Scully exhibition over the winter, you may have encountered the Hood’s first iPod audio tour, which featured the artist’s personal comments on the paintings in the show.

Friendship Fund Award

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008

Many years ago the Friendship Fund was established to enable the museum to recognize a teacher for her or his exemplary use of the Hood as an educational and cultural resource within the school curriculum. This spring we honor Deb Nelson of Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H., for her longstanding and innovative use of the museum’s collections and exhibitions in her courses.

New Publications: Spring 2008

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008
Nils Nadeau, Publications and Web Manager

This spring, we at the Hood are delighted to announce three major museum publications. Together they comprise the latest of our book-length efforts to satisfy an ongoing strategic imperative: to accompany every Hood collection–related exhibition with a publication.

Volunteer of the Year: Marjorie Cook

Hood Publications Win Awards from New England Museum Association

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

The New England Museum Association sponsors an annual Publication Awards Program that recognizes excellence in design, production, and effective communication in all aspects of museum publishing. Entries are judged by a panel of experienced professionals in publication, design, marketing and communications. Awards are given to those entries that most effectively present their message to the intended audience.

Merce Cunningham at Dartmouth

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007
Kristin Monahan Garcia, Curatorial Assistant for Academic and Student Programming

Hood Docent Receives High Honor

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Sybil Williamson has been recognized for her outstanding service on the board of the National Docent Symposium (NDS) Council. The NDS promotes education and training for volunteer and paid gallery teachers, including a national conference held every two years that is attended by hundreds of docents from all types of museums. Hood docents gave presentations at NDS symposia in 1999 and 2005.

Lesley Wellman Elected Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Lesley Wellman, Curator of Education, has been named the next Director of the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association (NAEA), a nonprofit organization that represents and serves thousands of art educators, mostly in the United States but also from Canada, Mexico, and elsewhere. This is an extremely prestigious position in the realm of art education.

Staff News Spring 2007

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

BART THURBER, Curator of European Art, delivered a paper in December at an international conference on late Renaissance art and architecture in Bologna, Italy, in conjunction with the exhibition on Annibale Carracci at the Museo Civico Archeologico.

KRIS BERGQUIST, School and Family Programs Coordinator, will present in a session titled “Finding Common Ground: Serving University and Community Audiences” at the National Art Education Association conference in New York in March.

Hood Collections on the Road

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

This spring, the following works from the Hood’s collection of 65,000 objects are on view around the country.

Saint Agnes Manderson, S.D. Pine Ridge Rez by Arthur Amiotte is featured at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of their exhibition Arthur Amiotte: Collages, 1988–2006, on view through April 29, 2007.

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