We are expanding! Check out our programming while the museum is closed.

The Museum

The Hood Museum of Art is a teaching museum. Our mission is to create an ideal learning environment that fosters transformative encounters with works of art.

¬Visitors stream into Hood Downtown for September's public opening reception. Photo by Rob Strong.

Visitors stream into Hood Downtown for September's public opening reception. Photo by Rob Strong.

Artist rendering of the north façade of the expanded Hood Museum of Art. Rendering by MARCH.

The museum is closed for renovation and expansion. Visit us at Hood Downtown! Image: Artist rendering of the north façade of the expanded Hood Museum of Art. Rendering by MARCH.

Dartmouth students enjoying the summer weather and Mark di Suvero's X-Delta (1970). Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Dartmouth students enjoying the summer weather and Mark di Suvero's X-Delta (1970). Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor Neely McNulty teaching an Images class in the Orozco Room. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Acting Head of Education / Images and ArtStart Instructor Neely McNulty teaching an Images class in the Orozco Room. Photo by Tom McNeill.

A Family Day event in conjunction with the exhibition In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth​.

The galleries are now closed for expansion and renovation, but programming continues!

Hood Downtown

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH, is free and open to the public. During the museum's closure, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world.

Fall 2016 Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Hood Downtown will be closed December 12, 2016, through January 4, 2017, for exhibition changeover.

Contact

Offices: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., except holidays
Hood Downtown: (603) 646-2900
Offices: (603) 646-2808

Fax: (603) 646-1400

Email: hood.museum@dartmouth.edu

Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
6 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755

Museum Overview

Dartmouth College has been collecting objects since 1772, just three years after its founding, and there are presently about 65,000 objects in the Hood Museum of Art’s care. This collection is among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country.

Dartmouth’s collections were housed in five previous museum buildings on campus before Charles Moore and Chad Floyd of Centerbrook Architects designed the Hood Museum of Art. The award-winning postmodern building was completed in 1985. A major renovation and expansion of the galleries and teaching facilities is now underway.

The Hood Museum of Art is, above all, a teaching museum that cultivates direct engagement with works of art within an interdisciplinary setting for visitors of all ages. Each year, the Hood offers special exhibitions and a broad range of events, including lectures, gallery talks, tours, workshops, and family programs, as well as programs for regional schools and special programs for Dartmouth students.

The Hood Museum of Art has a growing number of dedicated members whose support helps to keep admission to the museum and nearly all of its programs free of charge. Please consider joining the museum to enjoy more exclusive benefits.

Harvey P. Hood: Our Founding Benefactor

A longtime trustee of Dartmouth College and a friend and advisor to three Dartmouth presidents, Harvey P. Hood, Class of 1918, endorsed the view that an education must include exposure to the full breadth of human knowledge and experience for the fullness of human potential to be realized. As a distinguished businessman, a loyal and active alumnus, and a supporter of the arts, Harvey Hood exemplified this ideal in his own life. The generous gifts of Harvey P. Hood and his wife, Barbara C. Hood, along with gifts from the Hood family and from other friends of the arts at Dartmouth, have made this museum possible.

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