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For any art museum associated with an academic institution, it can be a challenge to create a variety of interesting programs that both local residents and students will find appealing. To accomplish this, the Hood Museum of Art works with professors and student interns to offer regular gallery talks, lectures and tours about the exhibitions in order to give audiences a chance to engage with the artwork.
Like professional NBA stars Pau Gasol and Kevin Garnett, Gabas Maldunas ’15 discovered a passion for basketball during his later years in middle and high school. Despite his upbringing in Lithuania, where basketball is the country’s national sport, Maldunas didn’t take to the sport too quickly, admitting he didn’t enjoy it much when he began playing in the second grade. Still, he continued to play at the insistence of his parents, and years later — after growing to an impressive six-foot-nine-inch height — he found his calling as a power-forward and center like Gasol and Garnett did.
With its components of romance and drama, many theaters have undertaken the iconic “story of more woe” between the star-crossed lovers of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” The challenge faced by modern theater productions is finding the perfect balance between creating a unique interpretation that audiences will find as thought-provoking as the original play without taking too much creative license through the characters’ dialogue or the play’s setting.
Since early artists began drawing charcoal animals in French caves during the Stone Age, art conservation has been an important tool in preserving artwork and maintaining a piece’s visual representation for years to come, to the extent that the practice of conservation has in itself become a form of art.
With only one carnival left before the NCAA Regional Championship, the ski team, ranked No. 5 in the SYNC ski coaches poll, continued its streak of second-place finishes at this past weekend’s Dartmouth Carnival. Despite competing in familiar territory as the host team, the Big Green finished with 841 points and once again fell short to the No. 4 ranked University of Vermont, who earned 926 points.
There is nothing more heartbreaking for an art museum than learning of the destruction of a beloved piece in its collection. While paintings can be cleaned using a combination of plaster and resin treatments, restoring broken sculptures is altogether a much more difficult task. Last year, however, a team of conservators from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City used cutting-edge technology that combined computer science with visual art to restore Italian Renaissance artist Tullio Lombardo’s iconic marble masterpiece “Adam” after it collapsed in 2002.
Student volunteers completed work on this year’s Winter Carnival snow sculpture yesterday following some difficulty recruiting students, snow sculpture chair Ben Nelson ’17 said. Located in the center of the Green, this year’s sculpture — inspired by the theme “A Clash of Carnivals: Superheroes vs. Villains” — is of an uncopyrighted superhero, he said.
In their final non-conference meets of the season, the men’s swimming and diving team defeated the University of Connecticut 177-123 while the women’s team lost to the Huskies by a score of 166-134. The men’s win marked its first home and its second overall win of the season.
Continuing its successful run in its second carnival, the Dartmouth ski team placed second at the Vermont Carnival on Jan. 23-24. Held at the Stowe Mountain Resort for alpine and the Trapp Family Lodge for nordic, the Carnival featured tough competition from many Northeastern colleges. After a close race, the Big Green finished the two-day carnival only 56 points behind the University of Vermont — who dominated both slalom races — and 102 points ahead of the University of New Hampshire, which placed third. for a total of 884 team points.
After a lengthy six-hour audition process and an even longer, nerve-racking deliberation period, the stage is set for the semifinals of the eighth annual Dartmouth Idol competition, which will be hosted in Spaulding Auditorium on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
Kicking off the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Carnival Season, the men and women’s ski teams placed second out of 16 teams at the Bates Carnival competition held at Sunday River Resort and Black Mountain for alpine and nordic, respectively. Maine from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17. The Big Green finished with 854 points and trailed the University of Vermont’s team, who earned 914 points after winning both slalom races.
Even before setting foot in Afghanistan last summer, Rianna Starheim ’14 knew she was going to have an experience worth capturing on film. After a summer teaching 30 high school girls English, guitar and yoga, Starheim worked with the Dickey Center for International Understanding to put together her first photography exhibition, which provided a snapshot of her summer experience and shared what she learned about the Afghan culture. The 25-photo collection is currently on display in the Haldeman Center’s Russo Gallery and was featured as a highlight of the sixth annual Student Forum on Global Learning for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.
The Dartmouth women’s track and field team has found a veritable gem in Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16. Less than a year after making history as the first woman to win both the 100-meter dash and high jump at the 2014 Ivy League outdoor Heptagonal Championships, Whitehorn isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as she continues to dominate across events in the 2014-2015 indoor season.
What happens when live-action performance and film collide? The result is the comedic and philosophical piece “Cineastas,” which will be performed at the Moore Theater on Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m.
With a critical second-half surge, the women’s basketball team defeated Harvard University, 76-61, at Lavietes Pavilion this past Saturday to open conference play.
Joining the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra seemed like a no-brainer for concertmaster Tom Cheng ’15. He discovered an affinity for the violin after his mom registered him for lessons at the age of six. Originally, his motivation to keep playing were the trinkets he received from his instructor, but Cheng grew to love the instrument, performing in an ensemble and making music with his classmates of his own accord.
While most Dartmouth students enjoyed some rest and relaxation during winter break, the men’s and women’s track and field teams were hard at work training and competing this December.
The Handel Society will perform a moving concert on Tuesday that will convey drama and inner despair. The group will channel the tragic life and death of Holocaust victim Anne Frank through the raw emotion of British composer James Whitbourn’s 2004 piece “Annelies,” alongside works by Johannes Brahms.
Returning to Dartmouth after performing a solo concert in 2011, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will grace Spaulding Auditorium’s stage for a lively show on Saturday. This time, he will be leading and playing as a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Group, a five-man troupe consisting of Metheny, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams and all-around performer Giulio Carmassi.
In its final two away matches of the 2014 season, the women’s volleyball team suffered back-to-back sweeps to the University of Pennsylvania, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, and Princeton University, 25-18, 25-19, 28-26, to extend its losing streak to six.