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Hood Museum of Art Announce Upcoming Exhibitions

The Hood Museum of Art has announced the following upcoming exhibitions, dates and descriptions may be subject to change.

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art Opens February 12, 2011

The collecting of ancient Egyptian antiquities began at Dartmouth in the nineteenth century with acquisitions of ethnographic, archaeological, and historical interest. This installation includes objects ranging from everyday artifacts to funerary sculptures.
Generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.

Esmé Thompson: The Alchemy of Design
April 9 through May 29, 2011

In the spring of 2011, the Hood Museum of Art will present an exhibition of artist Esmé Thompson’s recent work in a variety of media: paintings, collages, drawings, and wall installations. Thompson, who is a professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College, draws on a variety of influences including Renaissance portraits, Moroccan textiles, wall painting, ceramics, medieval illuminated manuscripts, and biological illustrations and photographs. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by medieval studies scholar Marjorie Woods and artist and ceramicist Liz Quackenbush, as well as an interview with the artist.
Generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund.

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life
April 16 through August 7, 2011

The 1960s-70s phenomenon that was Fluxus resists characterization as an art movement, collective, or group, and defies traditional geographical, chronological, and medium-based approaches. The function of Fluxus artworks is to help us practice life; what we “learn” from Fluxus is how to be ourselves. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life is drawn from the Hood Museum of Art’s George Maciunas Memorial Collection of works by Fluxus artists, enriched with loans from the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, and the Walker Art Center. Intended to provide a fresh assessment of Fluxus, the exhibition is designed to encourage experiential encounter. Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life is curated by former Hood Director Jacquelynn Baas. The exhibition travels to the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in Fall 2011 and to the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Spring 2012. The accompanying fully illustrated catalogue, co-published with the University of Chicago Press, includes essays by Baas, Hannah Higgins, Jacob Proctor, and Ken Friedman.

Generously supported by Constance and Walter Burke, Class of 1944, the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund, and the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal fund.

Embracing Elegance, 1885-1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection
June 11 through September 4, 2011

This exhibition features over thirty examples of American impressionist and realist pastels, drawings, and paintings by some of the leading artists active at the turn of the twentieth century, including Cecilia Beaux, Frank W. Benson, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Robert Henri, Lila Cabot Perry, John Singer Sargent, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, John Henry Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir. Collected over twenty-five years by Jack Huber, Dartmouth Class of 1963, and his wife, Russell, these works reveal a range of responses to the dramatic cultural and artistic developments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—from the brilliant colors and broad handling of the impressionists, to the grit and verve of the urban realists. The predominant aesthetic in this collection, however, is the period taste for refinement and tranquility as seen in serene landscapes, poetic still lifes, and especially, images of elegant women in repose.
Organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented at the Hood through the generous support of the Leon C. 1927, Charles L. 1955, and Andrew J. 1984 Greenebaum Fund, the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund, and the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.

Native American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art
October 8, 2011, through March 2012

The fourth in a series of exhibitions presenting the Hood’s extensive and varied holdings, Native American Art at Dartmouth surveys the breadth and depth of the museun’s collection of indigenous art from North America, from the historic to the contemporary. Founded for “the education and instruction of youth of the Indian Tribes,” Dartmouth College’s history of collection is long and varied, reflecting the changing views of non-Western material culture over time. When the Hood Museum of Art opened its doors in 1985, a deliberate shift in practices of collection and display occurred; from ethnological/anthropological to art historical, reflecting the realignment taking place in broader socio-cultural and academic spheres. Guest curators George Horse Capture, Joe Horse Capture, and Joseph Sanchez each contribute unique experience and perspective as well as a discerning eye. This exhibition reveals the transformation of traditional iconography and showcases the use of diverse media in contemporary artistic expression and visual narrative, including the work of former Artists-in-Residence Allan Houser, Fritz Scholder, T.C. Cannon, and Bob Haozous.

Generously supported by Mary Alice Kean Raynolds and David R. W. Raynolds, Class of 1949, Susan Ferris, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund, and the Eleanor Smith Fund.

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is one of the oldest and largest college museums in the country. The award-winning building designed by Charles Moore and Chad Floyd of Centerbrook Architects was completed in 1985, yet the museum’s collections stretch back to 1772, three years after Dartmouth College was founded.

The purpose of the Hood Museum of Art is to create learning encounters and cultivate teaching with original works of art.

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Hood Museum of Art
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