After twenty-six years at the Hood Museum of Art, Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education, will be leaving to take a new position as Head of Multigenerational Learning at the Saint Louis Art Museum in September. Lesley has consistently penned the Community of Learners section of the Hood Quarterly, and we are delighted to dedicate this issue’s...Read more.
September 1, 2016
June 1, 2016
While our building undergoes an expansion and renovation, our outreach to regional schools will remain strong. The Hood will continue to offer Images and ArtStart, two of the museum’s foundational education programs that have provided valuable experiential learning opportunities for thousands of regional schoolchildren since their inception...Read more.
October 20, 2015
This fall marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Hood Museum of Art and the thirty-fifth anniversary of one of its foundational education programs: the Images multiple-visit program, which has served approximately thirteen thousand regional school children since its 1980 inception. Images is offered for students in grades 4 through 6 and brings each group to the museum six times during the...Read more.
June 1, 2015
In 2013, the Hood Museum of Art was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to digitize the museum’s entire collection of Native American art and make images and information about the objects available on a dedicated Web forum. As part of this three-year project, more than 3,500 Native American objects in the collection are being photographed, and experts on Native...Read more.
June 1, 2014
Hood Quarterly, summer 2014
Lesley Wellman, Hood Foundation Curator of Education
Learning to Look at the Hood
The Hood’s Learning to Look method, developed to help teachers lead explorations of works of art with their students as an integrated part of the school curriculum, is now the cornerstone of much of the museum’s teaching practice not just with...Read more.
June 1, 2014
June 1, 2013
Hood Quarterly, summer 2013
Juliette Bianco, Assistant Director
The Hood Museum of Art hosted a major conference for collegeand university-based museum professionals, April 11–13, in the Hanover Inn’s new Minary Conference Center. Despite coinciding with the winter’s final snowfall, the conference attracted two hundred colleagues from twenty-nine states and four countries to explore new models for facilitating collaborative discourse with original works of art and material culture, and to assess the...Read more.
June 1, 2013
Lebanon High School teacher Deborah Springhorn has been awarded a Christa McAuliffe sabbatical grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for the 2013–14 school year. The foundation awards this grant to only one teacher in the state of New Hampshire annually, so this represents a huge honor for Deb and, indirectly, for the museum as well, since the project she proposed was inspired in part by her use of the museum and works of art in her classes over the past two decades....Read more.
January 1, 2013
Every year, thousands of regional schoolchildren visit the Hood to learn about the art and cultures of diverse historical periods and regions of the world. Since teachers arrange these visits, they are a vital constituency for the museum and we offer a range of professional development opportunities and resources for educators. In the fall, we offered a daylong teacher workshop in conjunction with...Read more.
September 1, 2012
Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Michael Taylor, Director
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.
(Hood Museum of Art Mission Statement, 2012)
It is with great excitement that the Hood Museum of Art announces the renovation and expansion of its award-winning facility. The museum will close for construction at the end of 2013 and will...Read more.