Free Field Trip to Hood Museum – October 8th


Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alums are invited
FREE day-trip to the Hood Museum at Dartmouth

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties


The Epic of American Civilization Murals

Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014    1:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Register HERE

Sponsored by the Art Education Department,
the Grad Programs at MassArt, the Liberal Arts Department, MassArt Student Development, and
the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity

 Three MassArt Departments are offering a FREE field trip to Dartmouth College to view two remarkable art exhibitions. Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, reflects upon the  Civil Rights Movement in this 50th year anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act and the Supreme Court case, Brown vs. the Board of Education, both of which occurred in 1964. The Hood Gallery on the campus of Dartmouth College is one of only three locations in the country to host this powerful art exhibit of pieces responding to civil events of the 1960s by 66 diverse artists. The exhibition offers a focused look at painting, sculpture, graphics, and photography from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations.


“Beauty and violence, art and evidence, tribulation and transcendence — so much sings out from these works,” says R.C. Baker, Village Voice, April 9, 2014 (see full review at


The Epic of American Civilization, 24 painted panels mounted permanently in Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library, by the esteemed Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco, is an ambitious mural painted between 1932 and 1934 to document a unique perspective on the history of the Americas from the Aztecs to the New Deal. Considered one of the finest murals in the US, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2013.

 We will travel in a bus from and to MassArt, leaving at 2:00 on Wednesday, October 8 from Tetlow Street outside Tower to the Dartmouth campus (about 2.5 hours). Bring food or take a break to eat at one of many near-by restaurants in the college area.

Sign up HERE by September 30


**Spots are limited, but there is a second trip running in November! Email for information**

Questions? Contact:

Lois Hetland, Professor and Chair of Art Education x7528

Cailee Mellen, Art Education Department Assistant  x7550

Paul Paturzo, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, x7157
Mercedes Evans, Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity,, x7060

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