'School Photos and Their Afterlives' | Hood Museum, Dartmouth College | Shows | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

'School Photos and Their Afterlives' 

When: Through April 12
Phone: 603-646-2426
Most of us would like our high school photos to disappear off the face of the Earth, right? But leave it to artists to find deeper meaning within those images. The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., has organized an exhibition titled “School Photos and Their Afterlives” that takes a critical look “at how a ubiquitous yet unremarked vernacular genre has been used to advance ideologies of assimilation and exclusion but also to inspire social and political change.” That’s way beyond adolescent worries about acne and bad hair days. The show, which draws upon works in the museum’s permanent collection, pairs an array of school photos “in dialogue” with works by contemporary artists.

Other Upcoming Events at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College

  • 'CIPX Dartmouth With Kali Spitzer & Will Wilson (Shows)

    • Through March 29
  • Colleen Randall (Shows)

    • Through May 31
  • 'Reconstitution' (Shows)

    • Through May 31
  • Artist Talk: Colleen Randall (Art Events)

    • Thu., Jan. 30, 4:45 p.m.
  • Conversations and Connections Gallery Talk (Art Events)

    • Wed., Feb. 12, 12:30 p.m. Free

See all upcoming events at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College »

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