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Hood Downtown

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

Bahar Behbahani, Let the Garden Eram Flourish (detail), from the Persian Gardens series, 2016, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery. © Bahar Behbahani. Photo by Adam Reich.

Hood Downtown's second exhibition will feature Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani. Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish will be on view January 5 through March 12, 2017. Bahar Behbahani, Let the Garden Eram Flourish (detail), from the Let the Garden Eram Flourish series, 2016, mixed media on canvas. © Bahar Behbahani. Photo by Adam Reich.

Artist Bahar Behbahani in her studio. Photo by Laura Fuchs.

Join us on Friday, January 13, 2017, 7-9 pm, for the public opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Explore the new exhibition, enjoy light refreshments, and meet the artist. Image caption: Artist Bahar Behbahani in her studio. Photo by Laura Fuchs. 

 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.

Join us for the public opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish on January 13, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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.

Hood Downtown exhibitions are organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and 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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