The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College cover The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College: Culture & Context

edited by Brian Kennedy

Hood Museum of Art; University Press of New England, 2011
Copyright © 2011 Trustees of Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College is in the unique position of having a magnificent large fresco by the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949) adorning the campus library. Completed by the artist in 1934 and titled The Epic of American Civilization, this work was promptly condemned by many alumni as being too critical of the college and academia. In response to Orozco’s work, the illustrator and Dartmouth alumnus Walter Beach Humphrey (1892–1966) persuaded President Ernest Martin Hopkins to allow him to create another mural that would be more “Dartmouth” in character.


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This electronic publication of The Hovey Murals at Dartmouth College was made possible with the permission of the author.


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Published by University Press of New England Hanover, NH, 2011. ISBN 978-1-61168-029-4, 138 pages.
Print edition: ND237.H896 A65 2011


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