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Lateral Thinking: A Director’s Viewpoint

An Interview with Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director, Hood Museum of Art, and Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Interview conducted September 17, 2003

Recent Acquisitions: A Gift of mid-19th century American Drawings

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

In mid-nineteenth-century America, drawing was an important skill enjoyed by many amateur women and schoolgirls, particularly those privileged to study at private female academies. Along with music, needlework, and fine penmanship, the ability to draw conveyed one’s proper education and appreciation for beauty—qualities highly valued in a prospective wife, mother, or future teacher.

Recent Acquisitions: Mary Cassatt, Drawing for “Evening,” 1879/80

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Recent Acquisitions: Chief Killer, Central Plains, Cheyenne, School at Fort Marion, about 1877–78

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2003

Recent Acquisitions: Claes Oldenburg, Blue Saxophone, 1992

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003

On Exhibit: Loans from the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Hood Quarterly, summer 2003
Mark Mitchell, Luce Curatorial Assistant for American Art

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