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January 11, 2018

Museum director John Stomberg gives Dartmouth News a tour of the building in progress.

Workers are still mudding drywall and stringing electrical wire, but for the most part the shape of the newly renovated and expanded Hood...

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January 5, 2018
The exterior of the museum’s expanded façade with the new bricks alongside the original bricks and cupola on the west side of the new Hood. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Careful selection of materials is crucial to getting the museum’s new façade exactly right. Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have gone to great lengths to find the perfect combination of bricks and mortar that will speak to the Hood’s immediate neighbors, traditional red-brick Wilson Hall and brick-and-glass modernist Hopkins Center. Williams and Tsien’s vision for a white brick façade will also echo the iconic edifices of nearby Dartmouth Row, sparking a new conversation among the structures along the Green.

The architects vetted five different samples of gray and white...

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January 5, 2018
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, winter 2018
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

What’s in a name?

A lot when that name covers millions and millions of people living in areas that stretch from the deserts of Mexico to the tundra of Nunavut Territories. In six galleries christened the Art of North America, the new Hood will celebrate the wonderful richness, depth, and diversity of the culture and creativity from this continent.

The subject is, we...

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December 5, 2017
Vera Palmer, a senior lecturer in Native American Studies, teaches “Perspectives in Native American Studies” in the Hood’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center in 2011.

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.

Each foundation is committing $3 million over three years to support creative...

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October 11, 2017
Sound artist Christine Sun Kim's work titled The Grid of Prefixed Acousmatics (2017), installed in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

This fall, sound takes over Dartmouth College with large-scale commissions for an exhibition project featuring internationally renowned artists. Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth is the first exhibition of sound art presented by the Hood Museum of Art, and more widely, one of the largest group commissioning projects of sound art to date. It represents a crucial step in the creation of sound art through a diverse set of new, site-specific work located on the Dartmouth College campus, offering visitors a glimpse into the highly varied and imaginative world of sound art.

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October 11, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, fall 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director 

Center for What?

Object-based inquiry might not roll off the tongue, but it perfectly describes the core activity of the Hood. Objects hold myriad stories. Over decades, centuries, and even millennia these stories multiply, expand, and evolve. Through it all, the objects themselves remain, steadfast beacons of individuals, communities, and eras long gone.

The Hood houses a wide...

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August 22, 2017
The work of Terry Adkins and Jess Rowland installed at Hood Downtown, on view in Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth. Photo by Matt Zayatz.

Schedule of Symposium Events

Friday, September 22, 3:30-5:30 pm
SPECIAL EVENT: ARTISTS' WALKING TOUR
Join the artists commissioned to create site-specific works for this exhibition and explore each installation across campus. The tour will begin at Hood Downtown; see order of works below. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

1. Hood Downtown
Terry Adkins, selected works (presented by co-curators Spencer Topel and Amelia Kahl)
Jess Rowland, The Other Side of Air: Notations for Interactive Sound, 2017,...

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July 14, 2017
Jane Cavalier at the opening of Rachel Harrison's show, Prasine, at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, May, 2017. Photo courtesy of Jane Cavalier.

Where are they now?: Jane Cavalier, 2012–2013 Class of 1954 Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2014?

After graduating, I had a 2014–2015 Fulbright Research Scholarship in Berlin to study German art. I then went on to get a masters degree in art history, with a concentration on contemporary American art, from the Courtauld Institute in London, with the generous support of Dartmouth’s James B. Reynolds Scholarship. I now work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where I am the Modern Women’s Fund 12-Month Intern...

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June 15, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

Hood Quarterly, summer 2017
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

Out of sight, but not out of mind.

The collection is the heart of the museum, and though it is not currently on view, it is very much on our minds. Several ambitious projects now underway directly involve the art in our care and the future of its presentation at the museum. Foremost among these has been our curators’ effort to acquire significant new works in a variety of collecting...

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June 12, 2017
Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic on view at Hood Downtown through August 27, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic

June 9-August 27, 2017

All events will take place at Hood Downtown, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

29 June, Thursday, 7:00–9:00 P.M.
DARTMOUTH NIGHT: Student Reception
Dartmouth graduate and undergraduate students are invited to explore the exhibition and meet the artist. Light refreshments provided. Wine for 21+ with ID.

30 June, Friday, 5:00–7:00 P.M.
PUBLIC RECEPTION
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception, explore the exhibition, and meet the...

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