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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.
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception, explore the exhibition, and meet the...

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June 1, 2017

The Hood Museum of Art announces the August departure of Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art since 2013, for the position of Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. At the Hood, Nzewi curated a series of well-received exhibitions, including Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish (2017); ...

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May 18, 2017
Olivia Field discussing her A Space for Dialogue installation titled Goddesses, Models, and Prostitutes: An Exploration of the Reclining Female Nude, which examined the differences and uses of female nakedness and nudity in art. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Where are they now?: Olivia Field, 2014-15 Kathryn Conroy Public Relations Intern

What have you been up to since you graduated from Dartmouth in 2015?

I am currently a legal assistant working for a plaintiff’s-side law firm in San Francisco that specializes in employment law and fighting discrimination in the workplace. I will soon be applying to law school. I am still open to a career in the arts, but perhaps from a legal angle.

Were your original intentions to pursue a career in the arts after college?


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May 11, 2017

"The Hood Museum of Art renovation reached an important milestone recently with the completion of the steel skeleton. A 'topping-out' ceremony celebrated the progress. 'We are together creating a new work of art,' says John Stomberg,...

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May 1, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Dartmouth hosted a topping-out ceremony in recognition of the construction progress to date regarding the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art. Many of those involved in the project signed the ceremonial beam. Speakers included Interim Vice President for Campus Services Steve Moore, Joe Imelio, project executive for Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Cliff Hosley, the site superintendent, and Hood Director John Stomberg and Deputy Director Juliette Bianco. At 12:45 p.m., the beam was hoisted into place as the barbecue lunch came to an end.

April 20, 2017
March 17, 2017: Almost one year after the museum closed, the first beems of steel for the Hood's expanded facade and new galleries are in place. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

A behind-the-scenes look at the museum's expansion.

One year after our galleries closed to the public, steel beams started going up. These images document the progress made over the course of five weeks in early spring 2017.

April 12, 2017
Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series at Hood Downtown, illuminated globes. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Quarterly, spring 2017
Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director
​Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Ingo Günther: World Processor
Hood Downtown | March 24–May 28, 2017

Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough
Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts | March 24–April 30, 2017

This spring, the Hood dips into the world of big data by...

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April 12, 2017
Photo by Robert Gill.

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

The Responsive Museum

At Dartmouth, we talk a lot about the need for our students to learn adaptability above all other skills. While the challenges of the twenty-first century are still largely unknown, we are certain they will be myriad, daunting, and quickly evolving. It stands to reason that the best preparation Dartmouth can offer students is the ability to face change with courage...

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March 28, 2017
An ArtStart class takes a tour of outdoor sculpture. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA) Statement on Funding for the Arts

We, the directors of the Northeast Small College Art Museum Association (NESCAMA), are deeply concerned about potential budget cuts that threaten funding so vital to us and to the good work that arts organizations do throughout the nation. We must continue to hold the line and to promote the arts energetically through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

With small operational...

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