Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, acquires Souls Grown Deep Foundation works

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, acquires Souls Grown Deep Foundation works

This year, the Hood Museum of Art made a major acquisition of ten works of art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation that dramatically expands the story of American art it tells by including several African American artists from the southern United States. These works will transform the Dartmouth College collection and allow new meanings to emerge from their connections to its current holdings. These groupings offer fresh insight into the world of art but also into the rich diversity of people sharing this planet and the many ways they have chosen to express their ideas and beliefs creatively. The acquisition encompasses paintings by Ronald Lockett, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young; sculpture by Lonnie B. Holley and Bessie Harvey; a quilt by Louisiana Bendolph (from the renowned community of quilters in Gees Bend, Alabama); and both paintings and a sculpture by Thornton Dial. John R. Stomberg, the Virginia Ric
This year, the Hood Museum of Art made a major acquisition of ten works of art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation that dramatically expands the story of American art it tells by including several African American artists from the southern United States. These works will transform the Dartmouth College collection and allow new meanings to emerge from their connections to its current holdings. These groupings offer fresh insight into the world of art but also into the rich diversity of people sharing this planet and the many ways they have chosen to express their ideas and beliefs creatively. The acquisition encompasses paintings by Ronald Lockett, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver, and Purvis Young; sculpture by Lonnie B. Holley and Bessie Harvey; a quilt by Louisiana Bendolph (from the renowned community of quilters in Gees Bend, Alabama); and both paintings and a sculpture by Thornton Dial. John R. Stomberg, the Virginia Ric