Victor C. Mahler ’54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series

Please join the Studio Art Department in welcoming Architect Phu Hoang of MODU Architecture for the sixth annual Victor C. Mahler ’54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series.

His lecture "Work/Not Work" starts at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in the Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Led by Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU is an interdisciplinary design studio creating architecture, urban spaces, and interiors. Based in New York City, MODU also directs a think tank with diverse experts linking culture and industry. They collaborate with a community of leaders that includes climate scientists, sociologists, technologists, and interactive artists.

Dartmouth & Mid-Century Modern: a house style develops in Hanover & Norwich Talk

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:45PM, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center. Click here to see the video of the lecture in our website.

DARTMOUTH ALUMNI IN DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE invites students, faculty, alumni, architects, and the public to:  Dartmouth & Mid-Century Modern: a house style develops in Hanover & Norwich Talk

Sarah Rooker, Director of the Norwich Historical Society, discusses homes built by and for architects, artists, scholars, and doctors who settled in the Norwich and Hanover around World War II. This set of very sculptural houses is intertwined with the history of DARTMOUTH'S ART DEPARTMENT, it's artists and architects, and the Artist-In-Residence program.

Fifth Annual Victor C. Mahler '54 Visiting Architects Lecture Series

Kathy Velikov is an Architect and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is a founding partner of the research-based practice RVTR, which serves as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments, and emerging socio-politics. The work ranges in scale from regional territories and urbanities to full-scale installation-based prototypes that explore responsive envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere, and interaction. She is a recipient of the Architectural League's Young Architects Award and the Canadian Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited widely; most recently “Infundibuliforms” received a 2016 R+D Awards honorable mention from Architect Magazine.

Studio Art Alumni Lecture

The Studio Art Department presents a lecture by alumna Anna Tsouhlarakis '99. Anna received her B.A. in Native American Studies and Studio Art. After graduating from Dartmouth she went on to attend the New York Studio School in 1999. She then attended Yale and graduated with an MFA in 2002. Her work centers around reclaiming and creating a new vocabulary surrounding Native Identity and expanding conceptions surrounding native art. She is a multi media artist working in sculpture, installation, performance, video, photography and drawing. She is currently part of the Ward 12 group exhibition in Washington D.C.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:45pm-5:45pm, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

2016 Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects Lecture

William O' Brien Jr, "Room for Artifacts"

Principal, WOJR Organization for Architecture
Associate Professor, MIT Architecture
Co-Founder, Collective–LOK

Lecture: Tuesday April 26, 2016, 4:30pm, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center
Address: 22 Lebanon street, 03755, Hanover, NH

William O’Brien Jr., principal of WOJR: Organization for Architecture, is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Architecture and one of the founding members of Collective–LOK.

Charles Simonds - Artist's Talk

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hood Museum Auditorium


For the past forty-five years Charles Simonds has built dwelling places for an imaginary civilization of Little People in the streets of neighborhoods throughout the world. In his talk at Dartmouth he will show film footage of the creation of these dwellings and he will recount his adventures in Paris, Berlin, Shanghai and the Lower East Side of New York, along with his own personal musings about the Little People and the world’s reactions to them. Read more about the artist on his website: www.charles-simonds.com/dwellings.html


Alum Lecture: David Hess

Dartmouth Alum, David Hess '86, will give a lecture about his sculptural work on Thursday, November 13 at the Hood Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth College.

DAVID HESS works mostly with found materials. The materials he finds, he refers to as rescued objects; they are loaded with history and cultural narrative. At Dartmouth College, Hess studied with the realist wood sculptor Fumio Yoshimura, whose precision and humor had a profound impact on Hess. Hess’s interests in science, engineering and narrative filmmaking also inform his sculpture. Frequently, he explores a precarious balance of elements poised on the verge of movement. Hess is represented in Baltimore by Goya Contemporary Gallery. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the collections of the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Thurgood Marshall Airport, Kaiser-Permanente and the Emerson Corporation.


New Montgomery Fellow Walks a Thin Line

Joel Sternfeld’s Montgomery Fellow lecture takes on a sharp urgency as the renowned photographer arrives in Hanover direct from the tumult of Istanbul’s Taksim Square in Turkey.

Sternfeld ’65, widely recognized as the man who made color photography an art form, began his Montgomery Fellowship residency at Dartmouth on June 19, with the studio class “Word and Image.” He delivers his fellowship lecture, “Letting the Landscape Speak: Utopia and Dystopia in Pictures,” on Tuesday, June 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Last week, just before leaving for Turkey, Sternfeld said he was in contact with people close to the anti-government protests in the square who told him about a gathering place for the demonstrators.

“On this trip there is one particular thing that I’m interested in. It is a truck on which people have pinned pieces of paper with their wishes,” Sternfeld says. “This is for a new body of work that I’m doing, but in a way it threads to all my work and to the title of this lecture because my work is about utopia and dystopia and about possibilities.”

Dartmouth’s DAX Week Celebrates Creativity

Screenings of student computer animation and a 24-hour “Make-A-Thon” competition are just two of the featured events in Dartmouth’s second annual Digital Arts Exhibition (DAX) from May 6 through 12.

The DAX week kicks off with FABrication Labs (FAB Labs) in the Hopkins Center Garage (formerly the Studio Art drawing studios), which will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on May 6, 7, 8, and 10. Spearheaded by Spencer Topel, assistant professor of music, the FAB Lab motto is “make something!” Students will assist visitors in learning to make animated videos, digital musical instruments, and other creative projects.

New Lecture Series Brings Renowned Architects to Dartmouth

When Hancock Place was constructed in the 1970s, there was a serious design flaw: in high winds many of the windows in Boston’s tallest building fell and crashed onto the street. That’s when Victor Mahler ’54 was brought in.

“It was Victor who solved the problem,” says Jerome Goldstein ’54.

A distinguished architect, Mahler, who died in 2011, was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and specialized in designing building exterior coverings with materials such as steel, glass, and aluminum.

In his friend’s memory, Goldstein led fundraising efforts to establish the Victor C. Mahler 1954 Visiting Architects Lecture, which will begin February 13. The inaugural speaker is J. Meejin Yoon, an award-winning architect and designer who is an associate professor at MIT.

The annual event, free and open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. in the Loew Auditorium of the Black Family Visual Arts Center, with a reception to follow in the Nearburg Arts Forum. President Carol L. Folt and Studio Art Chair Colleen Randall will make remarks.