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The Artist-in-Residence Program began in 1932 with the invitation of Carlos Sanchez, who remained at Dartmouth for one year. Josè Clemente Orozco followed with a two-year residency while completing the renowned The Epic of American Civilization mural in Baker Library.
The program took its current form in 1962, hosting three or four artists of distinction per year. The artists reside on campus for an entire ten-week term, during which they continue their work, interact with students and faculty, and participate in the life of Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley community.
Artists are chosen by a Studio Art faculty committee and exhibit their work in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery. The Studio Art Department produces a catalog of the exhibition and provides studio space and living accommodations for the artist.
Support for the Artist-in-Residence Program is generously provided by: the Nathan W. Pearson '32 and Sons Fund, the Arthur J. Cohen '03 and Nellie Z. Cohen Fund, the William B. Jaffe Memorial Fund and the Matthew Wysocki Memorial Fund.