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  • With royal roots, these objects expanded in popularity and range from trompe l’oeil paintings of filled bookcases to idiosyncratic still-life compositions that defy the laws of physics and optics.


    Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens 

    Sat, 08/05/2017 to Sun, 11/05/2017

    Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery | Gallery 010

    Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens showcases a unique type of Korean still...

  • August 28, 2017  by Hannah Silverstein

    On a sunny day toward the end of summer term, about a dozen students from Assistant Professor Nicola Camerlenghi’s “Art History 34: Castles, Cloisters and Cathedrals” class meet on the Bema. Their goal: Lay out the footprint of a 13th-century French gothic church using only technology that would have been available to builders in the Middle Ages.


  • Hanover, N.H. — John Maxwell “Jake” Jacobus, a world-renowned art historian, author, professor, Guggenheim Fellow, world traveler, music aficionado, father and grandfather, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was 89 years old. 

    Born on Sept. 15, 1927, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Louise Rayland and John Jacobus Sr., Jake grew up in a civically engaged and academic household, developing a deep love for travel, music, art and history.

    Following his honorable discharge from the...

  • This fall, CAA awarded grants to the publishers of seven books in art history and visual culture through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA gives these grants to support the publication of scholarly books in art history and related fields.

    The seven Meiss grantees for fall 2016 are:

    • Rebecca Brown, Displaying Time: The Many...
  • Assistant Professor of Art History Sunglim Kim was an assistant curator at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco about 14 years ago when she first saw an example of a colorful 19th-century screen painting of shelves of books, Chinese porcelains, and Western objects like clocks and eyeglasses.

    “I didn’t think it was Korean,” she says. “When you think of Korean art typically you think of monochrome prints of bamboo trees...

  • This spring, Dartmouth students on the art history foreign study program collaborated with renowned artist William Kentridge on one of the largest public projects in Rome since the Sistine Chapel. The art piece, which premiered on April 21, is a gigantic frieze, 500 meters long and 10 meters tall, along the wall of the banks of the Tiber River. Titled “Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome,”it was created through the method of selective cleaning of patina, a thin layer of grime, that was...

  • Mrynna Cervantes ’16 grew up in El Centro, Calif., not far from the Mexican border. But though her family is Mexican-American, she says she never learned about Mexican history until she came to Dartmouth.

    “There’s not much Mexican history in the California curriculum,” says Cervantes, who is majoring in government and minoring in education.

    That’s one reason she took “Art History 72: Mexican Muralism” with Associate Professor of Art History ...

  • In this video, Dartmouth Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey explains the history, artistic elements, and legacy of José Clemente Orozco’s famous murals at Dartmouth. Last month, Coffey won the prestigious 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book on Mexican muralism.

  • Hood Museum of Art  January 04, 2016, through March 13, 2016

    The works of art in this exhibition, arranged in pairs, offer contrasting positions by artists on a variety of themes: men and women, the family, war and human suffering, landscapes and seascapes, images of others and of the self. Each pair is accompanied by a single question intended to provoke further questions about the artists’ individual approaches to their subjects: From what points of view (literal, emotional,...

  • The Dartmouth reports on the College's recent progress in digitizing artworks through the Dartmouth Digital Orozco website and the digitalization of the Hood Museum’s collection of Native American art:

    "The website, which went online in late June, makes the Orozco murals in Baker Library available to the public, along with relevant information and other pictures, while the digitalization will make more than 4,000 pieces of Native American work accessible online following a...