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January 11, 2018

Museum director John Stomberg gives Dartmouth News a tour of the building in progress.

Workers are still mudding drywall and stringing electrical wire, but for the most part the shape of the newly renovated and expanded Hood...

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January 5, 2018
The exterior of the museum’s expanded façade with the new bricks alongside the original bricks and cupola on the west side of the new Hood. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Careful selection of materials is crucial to getting the museum’s new façade exactly right. Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have gone to great lengths to find the perfect combination of bricks and mortar that will speak to the Hood’s immediate neighbors, traditional red-brick Wilson Hall and brick-and-glass modernist Hopkins Center. Williams and Tsien’s vision for a white brick façade will also echo the iconic edifices of nearby Dartmouth Row, sparking a new conversation among the structures along the Green.

The architects vetted five different samples of gray and white...

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May 11, 2017

"The Hood Museum of Art renovation reached an important milestone recently with the completion of the steel skeleton. A 'topping-out' ceremony celebrated the progress. 'We are together creating a new work of art,' says John Stomberg,...

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May 1, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Dartmouth hosted a topping-out ceremony in recognition of the construction progress to date regarding the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art. Many of those involved in the project signed the ceremonial beam. Speakers included Interim Vice President for Campus Services Steve Moore, Joe Imelio, project executive for Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Cliff Hosley, the site superintendent, and Hood Director John Stomberg and Deputy Director Juliette Bianco. At 12:45 p.m., the beam was hoisted into place as the barbecue lunch came to an end.

April 20, 2017
March 17, 2017: Almost one year after the museum closed, the first beems of steel for the Hood's expanded facade and new galleries are in place. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

A behind-the-scenes look at the museum's expansion.

One year after our galleries closed to the public, steel beams started going up. These images document the progress made over the course of five weeks in early spring 2017.

July 11, 2016
Hood detour map.

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

The expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art begins this summer—and while planners are doing everything possible to minimize disruptions to the community, a few are inevitable, they say.

“We will do everything we can to mitigate noise and movement and vibrations,” says Lisa Hogarty, vice president of Campus Services. She says faculty, students, and staff should be aware of construction vehicles entering and leaving the worksite, especially along Wheelock Street, Vox Lane, and Crosby Street....

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June 1, 2016

Hood Quarterly, spring/summer 2016

We are delighted to introduce the museum’s four-point plan for continued programming during the interval of our construction and reinstallation, ahead of a gala reopening in 2019.


Perhaps the most exciting aspect of our upcoming plans will be our storefront exhibition space on Main Street in Hanover. Beginning on September 16...

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May 2, 2016

Join us for this special event to celebrate the museum’s exciting expansion and renovation project!

UPDATE: See a video of the event on YouTube!

Saturday, May 21, 3:00-11:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art galleries

Create art in the Hood’s empty galleries and on the walls. Strike a pose with props in the photo booth and get your face painted. Enjoy light bites, film screenings, and spotlight performances throughout the afternoon and...

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April 27, 2016

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS '09

If you’re missing the Hood Museum of Art while it’s closed for renovation, good news: The museum has just signed a lease on a gallery space in downtown Hanover.

The gallery—to be called Hood Downtown—will be located in the former Amidon Jewelers store on Main Street, next to Molly’s Restaurant, and will open to the public starting in mid-September, says John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood.

“We will be having a series of...

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March 9, 2016
The Hood's Frederic Remington painting Shotgun Hospitality (1908) is now on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Plan a road trip to see works from the Hood’s permanent collection.*

One of the challenges museums and institutions face when undergoing a major renovation or expansion project—the Hood is doing both—is figuring out how to care for the collection during such an invasive process, which takes place in what is otherwise a safe and secure home to thousands of works of art and culturally significant objects. While much of the Hood’s collection will be safely stored offsite for the duration of the construction, nearly fifty works of art will...

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