Senior Curator of Collections and the Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Katherine W. Hart has been at the Hood Museum of Art since 1990. She is the Senior Curator of Collections and the Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming. She has served as the interim director of the museum from 2004-05 and 2010-11.
Ms. Hart serves as head of the museum's curatorial and collection management departments, works on contemporary art projects and acquisitions, and is the museum's primary liaison to faculty. She was the curatorial coordinator for the museum's major exhibition Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past (2003), which traveled to several institutions including the J. Paul Getty Museum and has also coordinated other major traveling exhibitions organized by the Hood. She has served as the curator or coordinator of more than sixty small teaching exhibitions in the museum's Harrington Gallery and was also the curator or co-curator of the exhibitions Looking Back at Earth: Contemporary Environmental Photography from the Hood Museum of Art; Esmé Thompson: The Alchemy of Design, Romare Bearden: Collages; Regional Selections: 1996; The Body and Its Image: Art, Technology, Medical Knowledge; Mel Kendrick : Core Samples; and Protest in Paris: Photographs by Serge Hambourg. She was co-curator of A Gift to the College: The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil Jr. Collection of Master Prints, and also organized and authored the exhibition catalogue for James Gillray: Prints by the 18th-Century Master of Caricature. A former assistant curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, associate curator at the University of California at Los Angeles, and research assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she holds an B.A. in Art History from Williams College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and has completed her course work toward the Ph.D. in Art History at the City University of New York.