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Hood Receives a Grant to Diversify Art Museum Leadership

by Dartmouth's Office of Communications

The award will support a team to focus on Native American art.

The Hood Museum of Art is among the first art museums in the country to receive a newly announced Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative joint grant of $6 million from the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Hood received a grant in the amount of $313,529. The complete project will be supported through a combination of the award and required matching funds.

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Archive of Photographer James Nachtwey ’70 Acquired by Hood Museum

by Dartmouth's Office of Communications

The more than 500,000 images document conditions in the world’s most dangerous places.

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth has acquired the complete archive of award-winning photojournalist and war photographer James Nachtwey ’70, who has spent more than 35 years documenting conditions in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.

Alumni Voices: James Nachtwey, Class of 1970

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2016

Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming Katherine Hart sent James Nachtwey a series of questions upon the completion of the museum’s acquisition of his life’s work. Here are his replies.

Dartmouth Acquires Complete Archive of Acclaimed Photojournalist James Nachtwey

Recent Acquisitions: Lyman, Fenton & Co. / United States Pottery Co., Pair of Lions, about 1849–58

Recent Acquisitions: Alma Woodsey Thomas, Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers, 1969

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.

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