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Video: Scholars and Artists

Scholars Discuss Objects from the Hood's Native American Art Collections

Artist Interviews and Talks

Mateo Romero, Class of 1989, 2011, 3 min.
In spring 2009, the Hood Museum of Art commissioned Mateo Romero, Class of 1989, to paint a series of ten portraits of current Native American Dartmouth students and alumni as they danced at the College's annual Pow-Wow. He photographed his subjects in May of that year and completed the almost life-sized portraits in 2010, using his signature technique of overpainting the photographic prints. Among those featured in the exhibit are writer Louise Erdrich, Class of 1976.


Preston Singletary, 2016, 1 hr., 15 min.
An internationally known glass artist, Preston Singletary discusses his work and its roots in his Tlingit cultural identity. Considered to be one of the most gifted artists working today in this medium, Singletary states "his work with glass transforms the notion that Native artists are only best when traditional materials are used. It has helped advocate on the behalf of all indigenous people—affirming that we are still here—that we are declaring who we are through our art in connection to our culture.”


Kay WalkingStick, 2012, 58 min.
Artist Kay WalkingStick discusses her work and life. WalkingStick takes a broad view of what constitutes Native American art, wishing to express a shared Native and non-Native identity in her paintings, including the Hood's recent acquisition "Remember the Bitterroots" (2007).

Lectures, Talks, and Panels

Rayna Green, “Shooting Back: New Frontiers in the Indian Image Wars,” 2012, 1 hr., 9 min.
Rayna Green, Curator and Director of the American Indian Program, Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Co-sponsored by the Native American Program, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Dartmouth Centers Forum.


Gerald McMaster, “All My Relations: Biennale of Sydney 2012,” 2011, 1 hr., 40 min.
The Dr. Allen Root Contemporary Art Distinguished Lecture with Gerald McMaster Ph.D., Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Galley of Ontario
Dr. McMaster was selected as co-Artistic Director to the 2012 Biennale of Sydney. In his lecture, he touched on the themes and issues that shaped this important international exhibition. Dr. McMaster, a curator and artist, was responsible for the installation of the permanent exhibitions at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the reinstallation of the Canadian Wing at the Art Gallery of Ontario. His publications include New Tribe/New York (2005), Remix (2007), and the critically acclaimed Inuit Modern (2011). His awards and recognitions include the 2001 ICOM-Canada Prize, the 2005 National Aboriginal Achievement Award, and the Order of Canada (2007).


Opening Ceremonies of Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, with comments by Diego Romero and guest curators Joseph Horse Capture and Joseph Sanchez, 2011, 38 min.
Includes welcoming presentations and a procession to the Hood Museum of Art galleries for brief remarks by guest curators Joseph Horse Capture and Joseph Sanchez. Cosponsored by the Hood Museum of Art, the Offices of the President and the Provost of Dartmouth College, and the Joseph B. Obering '56 Fund.


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