Visit the Hood's downtown Hanover exhibition space to explore new contemporary art.
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.
Hood Downtown in the News
- April 28, 2016, Valley News, "New Director Aims to Keep Hood Museum in the Public Eye"
- April 28, 2016, Dartmouth Now, "Hood Museum to Open Satellite Gallery Downtown"
- April 26, 2016, Daily UV, "Amidon's No Longer: Hood Downtown's New Home"
- September 19, 2016, Daily UV, "Soulier Shines at the Hood Downtown"
- September 21, 2016, WCAX, "Dartmouth Temporarily Moves Art Museum"