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  • President Phil Hanlon’s vision for an Arts and Innovation District involves a synergetic cluster that draws on the creative and innovative work already going on at the Hopkins Center, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Hood Museum of Art, and the new Student Innovation Center at 4 Currier Place, says Professor Adrian Randolph, associate dean of the faculty for the Arts and Humanities and the Leon E. Williams Professor of Art History.

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  • A massive work by the Australian-born sculptor Clement Meadmore is the 16th addition to Dartmouth’s collection of public art. It joins pieces by other internationally recognized artists, including Mark di Suvero, Allan C. Houser, Ellsworth Kelly, Beverly Pepper, George Rickey, Richard Serra, and Joel Shapiro.

    Permanently installed January 8 at the corner of East Wheelock Street and Observatory Road, Perdido stands over 15 feet tall and reflects Meadmore’s love of minimalism and...

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  • In an essay in The Wall Street Journal, Mary Tompkins Lewis discusses The Epic of American Civilization, the José Clemente Orozco mural at Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library. Painted between 1932 and 1934, the work was named a National Historic Landmark last year.

    Orozco’s “...

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  • Emma Moley ’15, who is taking an off term and interning at The New Criterion in New York, recently returned to Dartmouth for Homecoming weekend and took in the Picasso exhibition at the Hood Museum of Art.

    In an opinion piece published by The New Criterion, Moley says “The Vollard Suite” has been described as a “walk inside Picasso’s mind,” which she calls “an apt analogy, as the parallels between Picasso’s evolving art over these seven years and the transformations in his personal...

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  • A $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will enable Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art to digitize its entire collection of Native American art, according to a story published by The Boston Globe.

    The images and information about them will be posted in an online forum with a searchable database, according to the Globe.

    Update 3/17/15: The full story, published 9/15/13 by The Boston Globe via the...

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  • Fan Tchunpi (1898–1986) was one of the most important and prolific Chinese artists of the modern era, and the Hood Museum of Art will present the first solo exhibition of her work since her 1984 retrospective at the Musée Cernuschi (Asian Art Museum) in Paris.

    Between Tradition and Modernity: The Art of Fan Tchunpi,” opening September 7, examines Fan Tchunpi’s...

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  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was at his most ferociously inventive between 1930 and 1937, when he created a dazzling series of etchings that are known today as the Vollard Suite.The Hood Museum of Art is one of the few museums in the world to own the complete series, and is presenting the entire Vollard Suite through December 20, 2013.

    A complementary exhibition, “Cubism and Its Legacy,” drawn from the Hood’s extensive collection of modern...

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  • The Orozco mural cycle, one of Dartmouth’s greatest treasures, has been designated a national historic landmark, one of 13 new landmarks announced March 11, 2013, by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

    Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, created between 1932 and 1934 while Orozco was in-residence at...

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  • In this video, Hood Museum of Art Director Michael Taylor talks about Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s foremost abstract artists, and discusses Kelly’s Dartmouth Panels, the site-specific wall sculpture commissioned for installation on the east façade of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, facing the new Black Family Visual Arts Center.

    Dartmouth will officially dedicate the...

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  • Twenty-two scholars—in fields including economics, history, government, Spanish and Portuguese, computer science and earth science, as well as two new members of the Thayer School of Engineering faculty—joined the Dartmouth faculty of arts and sciences this academic year, launching their courses and establishing their research programs.In this week-long series, Dartmouth Now profiles four of the...

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