Native American Art at Dartmouth (NHPR)


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New Hampshire Public Radio recently spoke with two Dartmouth experts about the exhibition, which host Virginia Prescott called “absolutely spectacular.”

Vera Palmer, senior lecturer in the Native American Studies Program, explained that the show was inspired by Dartmouth’s long history with indigenous students.

“We have perhaps one of the, if not the, strongest Native American studies departments in the country,” Palmer said. “(It) recruits native students from all over the country.”

Michael Taylor, director of the Hood, elaborated.

“Since 1972, (the College has) graduated over 800 native students,” he said. “So we just felt that the stars were aligning; we needed to do a very powerful exhibition on Native American art at Dartmouth.”

“Native American Art at Dartmouth” is showing until March 2012.

Listen to the full story, broadcast by NHPR on 11/21/11.

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