Dartmouth announced a slate of special artistic programs and initiatives during the 2012-13 academic year that spotlighted the school's vibrant arts culture and reaffirms its role as one of the nation's leading academic arts communities. This celebration of the arts begun in September 2012 with the inauguration of Dartmouth's new Arts District, comprising the recently completed Black Family Visual Arts Center, as well as the Hood Museum of Art, and the Hopkins Center for the Arts ("the Hop"), both of which are planning expansions and renovations in the coming years. 2012-13 included notable arts programming, including special performances for the Hop's 50th Anniversary Season; the premiere of a new work by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater created with commissioning support from the Hop; campus residencies by artists including the Handspring Puppet Company; a groundbreaking exhibition of Aboriginal art at the Hood Museum; a Best in Show film festival series, which brought organizers and films from the international film festival circuit to Hanover; and many more performances, exhibitions, and arts events. The year was also distinguished by an unprecedented development of arts-related programming by campus organizations and departments not normally affiliated with the arts, underscoring the importance of the arts to our everyday lives.
Video: Year of the Arts at Dartmouth
Dartmouth has long been a leading institution championing the integration of the arts into a collegiate setting: from the establishment of one of the nation's first campus-based performing arts centers, to the commissioning of new works and artist-in-residence programs, to the cultivation of a university art collection that ranks among the oldest and largest in the United States. The diverse series of arts programs and initiatives taking place during Dartmouth's 2012-13 year—including programs developed by departments and campus organizations that traditionally operate outside the arts—exemplify this historic commitment to leadership in the arts, while simultaneously establishing Dartmouth as a model for the artistic campus of the 21st century.
Programming Supported by the Year of the Arts
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Updated July 2, 2013
Last Updated: 7/3/13