Created on the occasion of the 250 th anniversary of Dartmouth College, this application enables users to interact more deeply with a selection of works of art found on campus. This ability to “augment reality” is initiated by simply pointing the camera of a phone or hand-held device toward a select work. The dots that appear on screen each uncovers facts and interpretations about some of Dartmouth’s most treasured artistic works. Users will be able to learn about a work’s imagery, history, and interpretation.
In this early release, only two works—The Epic of American Civilization by José Clemente Orozco and Virgin and Child with Saints by Perugino—can be augmented in this fashion. With additional funding and time, we aim to include sculptures from across our campus as well as additional works in the Hood Museum. Thus far, funding has been provided by the Samuel H.
Kress Foundation, the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College, the Committee for the 250 th celebration of the College, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL), and the Hood Museum.
Development Team: Prof. Mikhail Gronas (Dept. of Russian), Profs. Mary Coffey and Nicola Camerlenghi (Dept. of Art History); student research support from Grace Hanselman ’20 and Courtney McKee ’21; curatorial support from Kathy Hart (Hood Museum);
Development Team: Prof. Mikhail Gronas (Dept. of Russian), Profs. Mary Coffey and Nicola Camerlenghi (Dept. of Art History); student research support from Grace Hanselman ’20 and Courtney McKee ’21, Marcus Mamourian GR, and Natalie Shteiman ’21; curatorial support from Kathy Hart (Hood Museum); text editing by Erin Romanoff; image rights by Sofya Lozovaya; software development by Mikhail Kulikov; design by Boris Belov.
We are grateful to the following people and institutions for making their images available for use: Nicolas Raymond / Flickr, Gary Todd / Flickr, Dimitry B. / Flickr, Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr, Xuan Che / Flickr, Jorge Láscar / Flickr, Msact / Flickr, Jim Forest / Flickr, The Field Museum Library, The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933, The Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.