Points of View

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, intellectual) does the artist look at his/her subject? Is the artist’s stance celebratory? honorific? critical? a form of protest? In what ways does the artist communicate this to the beholder? Art history professors Joy Kenseth and Mary Coffey curated this exhibition in conjunction with their course Introduction to the History of Art II, a survey of art and architecture from 1500 to the present.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the Harrington Gallery Fund.

Curated by Joy Kenseth, Professor of Art History / Mary Coffey, Associate Professor of Art History / Amelia Kahl, Associate Curator of Academic Programming


Orozco murals, Native American art digitalized (The Dartmouth)

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 grant earlier this year.

The museum received the $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services last September to digitize its Native American art collection."

Read the full story, published on July 28, 2014 in The Dartmouth. 

Arts and Innovation Focus of ‘Campus Conversations’

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.

Randolph and Trip Davis ’90, executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, discussed ideas for an Arts and Innovation District during a “Campus Conversation” on Monday, April 28. It was the seventh in the “Moving Dartmouth Forward” conversation series, designed to give community members an opportunity to discuss ideas related to the initiatives of President Hanlon ’77, and to generate new ideas.

Davis said that the entrepreneurial piece of the new innovation center is linked to the arts by “elements based in creativity.”

Meet Dartmouth’s New Faculty Members (part 5): Sung Lim Kim

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 newest members of the faculty.

Sung Lim Kim is assistant professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies and of art history. Originally from Seoul, she specializes in Korean art. Kim holds a PhD from the University of California – Berkeley, and comes to Dartmouth from a position as lecturer in UC Berkeley’s Department of the History of Art. Kim has also previously served as a curator and researcher at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

In this interview, Kim explains why her field is primed for transformative discoveries, highlights the importance of mentoring—and reveals a hidden talent.