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.