John Stomberg
John Stomberg

Spend an evening surrounded by Cézanne, Gauguin, Degas, and Monet. 

Dartmouth on Location is coming to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to view its latest acquisition – an impressive collection of 29 masterworks by the leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists of the 19th century. Explore their works with John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art.

The museum’s Bloch Galleries reflect the passion and vision of Marion and Henry Bloch, who lovingly collected the works over 20 years. Featuring works by Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh, the paintings in the gallery join the museum’s rich collection of 19th and early-20th century sculpture, decorative arts, and prints. 

Before visiting the Bloch Galleries, alumni and friends will enjoy a discussion of the collection with John Stomberg, as well as an update on the exciting expansion currently taking place at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art. A barbecue dinner will be served in the Lens 2 event room, which features an excellent view of the Donald J. Hall '50 P'79 H'00 Sculpture Park. After dinner, the Bloch Galleries will be open for viewing.

5:30 p.m.  Welcome and registration outside the Atkins Auditorium
5:45 p.m.  Presentation by John Stomberg
6:45 p.m.  Picnic buffet with hosted bar
8 p.m.       Viewing of the Bloch Galleries

Alumni and guests:  $55
Classes of 2006-2016:  $45

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Heart of America Dartmouth Club. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or

Top photo: Édouard Manet, French (1832-1883). The Croquet Party, 1871. Oil on canvas, 18 x 28 ¾ inches. Gift of Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch, 2015.13.11