We are expanding! Check out our programming while the museum is closed.

Hood Community Programs

We welcome community members of all ages to engage with original works of art through a variety of exciting workshops, talks, and tours, and will continue to offer a variety of programs while the galleries are closed for expansion and renovation. Find current programs for children and families, teens, and adults on our Calendar of Events.

Taken during an adult workshop at Hood Downtown during the fall of 2016. Photo by Rob Strong.

During the interval of construction, Hood Museum of Art programming continues at Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover. Photo of a recent adult workshop by Rob Strong.

A Family Day event in conjunction with the exhibition In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth​.

A Family Day event in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art.

An adult workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art.

A Family Day event in conjunction with the exhibition In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth.

Visit our calendar of events for upcoming public programs.

Children and Families

Family Days

On selected Sundays, we invite parents and children to explore works of art on campus together and create their own art projects. Using self-guiding materials, families experience art through viewing and sketching activities, stories, puzzles, and games. Family Days are designed for children ages 6–12. We request that one adult accompanies every two children.

Children’s and Family Workshops

On selected Saturdays, we welcome children or children and parents together to workshops led by a member of the museum’s education staff. Participants learn about art and create related projects in the studio. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Teens

Teen Workshops

Teen workshops encourage young adults (ages 14–18) to expand the ways they look at and think about art, explore its relevance to their lives, and use art as a catalyst for discussions of contemporary issues. Participants investigate and discuss works of art and then create their own art in the studio. No previous art experience is necessary. For more information about these after-school and weekend programs, contact the Education Department at hood.museum.tours@dartmouth.edu or (603) 646-1469.

Adults

Lectures address ideas and issues presented in exhibitions or art on campus.

Gallery Talks are informal introductions to exhibitions or selected works of art.

Introductory Tours and Hood Highlight Tours are designed to introduce visitors to special exhibitions or art on campus.

Group Tours of Orozco's Epic of American Civilization or public art on campus, led by museum docents, are available by appointment for any group of five or more. To schedule a tour, contact the Education Department at hood.museum.tours@dartmouth.edu or (603) 646-1469.

Workshops are participatory, discussion-based programs for a limited number of participants.

Receptions are social gatherings, usually scheduled in conjunction with a lecture.

Symposia are scholarly explorations of topics and issues presented in exhibitions or works in the collection.

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