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Membership

The Hood Museum of Art is committed to engaging all of our visitors with the joy of discovery and inspiration that comes from looking at and learning about works of art. We are able to provide these valuable opportunities free of charge to everyone, every day, because of the generosity and leadership of our members. Thank you!

Contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier discusses her work with Hood Museum of Art members during the recent member exclusive “Conversation (and Champagne) with a Curator: Preview of the New Hood Downtown Exhibition Space.

Contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier discusses her work with Hood Museum of Art members during the recent member exclusive “Conversation (and Champagne) with a Curator: Preview of the New Hood Downtown Exhibition Space and Inaugural Exhibition Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures.” Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Museum Educator, Vivian Ladd discussing Laetitia Soulier's photographs with Images and ArtStart students at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Museum educator Vivian Ladd discussing Laetitia Soulier's photographs with Images and ArtStart students at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Members tour The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection

Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, curator of African art, gives an exclusive tour of the exhibition The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection to Hood members during the annual "Conversation and Champagne with a Curator" members-only reception. Photo by Rob Strong.

Family workshop participants complete an activity based on the Hood’s Assyrian reliefs.

Margaret Tierney ’14, Kathryn Conroy Intern, discusses her A Space for Dialogue installation, Hand Alone: Articulating the Hand in Art, with Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon ’77 and his wife, Gail Gentes, director of action-based learning at Dartmouth.

Hood Membership

The Hood Museum of Art membership program, founded in July 2007, provides crucial support for the visual arts at Dartmouth College and in the Upper Valley region, and arts programming for adults, children, and families. As a member, you join a dynamic community that is engaged in the museum’s mission to foster transformative encounters with works of art. 

Please note that as of March 13, 2016, the galleries are closed for expansion and renovation. The museum's expansion project has begun! From excavation to reinstallation, the project will likely continue through 2018, with a gala reopening in 2019 (Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary).

During this period of gallery closure, your membership brings with it many exciting opportunities to take part in wide-ranging Hood-sponsored programs and special events. Not only will you be actively supporting the museum at this critical moment, you will also be invited to share your love of art with other like-minded individuals.

Choose the Hood membership that’s the best fit for you and enjoy an array of engaging programming and special events.

Yes, I want to join the Hood or renew or give a membership online today!

To submit your membership form by mail, please download, complete, and return the application form (pdf) to:

Membership Program
Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
6 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

You may also contact the museum directly to join or renew your membership. To do so, please call (603) 646-0414 to speak with Julie Ann Otis, our development and membership coordinator.

The Hood Museum of Art is able to accept matching gifts. Please contact us via email or call us at (603) 646-0414 for details.

Membership Levels

The Hood Museum of Art offers the following basic benefits at all levels of membership:

Higher levels of membership (see below) include invitations to national or international trips, art postcards and Hood publications, exclusive program and receptions, and more!

All memberships include up to two people per household.

* Your membership gift, minus the value of the benefit(s) you receive, is tax-deductible.

All memberships include up to two people per household.

Friend | $100

Membership benefits:

  • Subscription to the Hood’s Quarterly magazine 
  • Free admission or discounts at museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association 
  • Packet of postcards featuring images from the Hood’s collection 
  • Member pricing for ticketed programs and invitations to members-only special events 
  • Advance notice of breaking news and upcoming lectures, gallery talks, and programs via email

Patron | $500

All of the above, plus: 

Contributor | $1,500

All of the above, plus: 

Lathrop Fellows Program

The Lathrop Fellows Program offers you a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the arts—about the curatorial process, collecting, and connoisseurship—in the company of others who share the same interests and who also wish to demonstrate their support for the Hood Museum of Art.

$2,500

All of the above, plus: 

  • Invitation to participate in art-focused travel opportunities with the Hood’s director and curators
  • Private tour of the José Clemente Orozco mural The Epic of American Civilization, or the public art on Dartmouth’s campus, with a curator for up to six people, by appointment

$5,000

All of the above, plus: 

  • Invitation to a private lunch with the Hood’s director or deputy director, by appointment

$10,000

All of the above, plus: 

  • Invitation to dinner with the Hood’s director and Board of Overseers following an exhibition opening or signature event
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