Dartmouth’s Hood Museum Acquires a Very Special ‘Suitcase’ (Seven Days)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-30054”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Seven Days”}}]]The Hood Museum of Art recently acquired artist Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise. The “portable museum” includes miniature replicas, photographs, and color reproductions of eighty of the artist’s works.

A feature published by Seven Days explains the history and details of Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, and points to the expertise of Hood Museum of Art Director Michael R. Taylor. In referencing the valise acquired by Dartmouth, Taylor told Seven Days, “I’ve been a Duchamp scholar for 20 years, and this is the best one I’ve ever seen.”

Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise is on display through August 26 at the Hood Museum of Art.

Read the full story, published 4/11/12 by Seven Days.

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