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Native America

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.

Featured Collection: Ledger Drawings

Within the Hood’s significant holdings of Native American art, the Mark Lansburgh collection of ledger drawings, dating from the middle to the end of the nineteenth century and created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg, is a vital aspect of the Hood’s Plains collection. Both in their artistic excellence and in their social and historical value, these drawings serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation.

Community of Learners: Creating Effective Educational Resources for the Native American Collections

Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

Dartmouth College Celebrates Sculpture of Allan Houser

Tradition and Transformation: Twentieth-Century Inuit Art from the Collection of the Hood Museum of Art

Recent Acquisitions: Vincent Price Ledger Artist (C?), untitled (Drawing #138), about 1875–78

Hood Quarterly, summer 2004

In Memoriam: Mark Lansburgh

Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

Hood Quarterly, spring 2014
Katharine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood Curator of Academic Programming

I could never turn away from my history . . . That’s the part of me that made me what I am now. That strength that I have is my pride in who I am. My heritage.
—Allan Houser

Hood Museum of Art to Receive Federal Grant for the Digitization of the Museum’s Collection of Native American Art

Hood Quarterly, winter 2014

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced nearly $30,000,000 in grants to museums across the nation. The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, is receiving one of the 244 awards through the agency’s grant programs. It has been awarded $149,445 through the Museums for America initiative to digitize the museum’s collection of Native American art.

Recent Acquisitions: Bequest of Work by Karoo Ashevak


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