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Hood Downtown

Visit the Hood's downtown Hanover exhibition space to explore new contemporary art.

Visitors at the public opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

Dartmouth students at the student opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish on view at Hood Downtown through March 12, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Downtown's second exhibition features Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani. Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish is currently on view through March 12, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

 Hood Downtown’s public opening reception. Photo by Rob Strong.

 Hood Downtown’s public opening reception. Photo by Rob Strong.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street Hanover, NH, will open to the public on September 16, 2016.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Hood Downtown is located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

Winter 2017 Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Bringing the World to Hanover: Global Contemporary Art

Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish
January 5 through March 12, 2017

Hood Downtown's second exhibition presents a suite of paintings, installations, and video from, Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based, artist Bahar Behbahani's acclaimed Persian Gardens, an ongoing series that she began three years ago. Persian or Iranian gardens have captured human imagination since their emergence in the sixth century BCE. These walled gardens comprise multilateral structures, connecting aqueducts, networks of water channels, and surrounding trees and vegetation that remain lush all year in the middle of the desert. Behbahani explores the intersection of politics and poetics that defines the gardens as contested spaces.

Upcoming Hood Downtown Exhibitions:

Ingo Günther: World Processor
March 24-May 28, 2017

Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic
June 9-August 27, 2017

During the museum's closure, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Like the museum, Hood Downtown is free and open to the public, and open for extended hours. Throughout the expansion project, the exhibition space will allow us to explore exciting new directions in art and new avenues for community engagement.

Join us for social gatherings, talks, and educational programs, and explore an innovative slate of loan exhibitions featuring art in a variety of media. Many of these works by a diverse group of artists will be on view in Hanover for the first time. The exhibitions will be challenging and engaging—and fun—for both campus and community audiences.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space is generously supported by the Charles Gilman Family Endowment.

Hood Downtown is part of the museum's four-point plan for continued programming during the interval of our construction and reinstallation. Join us as we stay engaged on campus and in the community through innovative exhibitions and events.

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