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The Writing's on the Wall: Party at the Museum

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.
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Hood Museum to Open Satellite Gallery Downtown

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.

Where Will the Art Go?

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

The Life and Legacy of Ota Benga

A Special Installation and Panel Discussion

Ota Benga (about 1883–1916) was a grossly mistreated and mostly neglected figure in the history of our country. He was taken prisoner in the Congo and transferred to the United States for display in the 1904 World’s Fair and then sent to live in the Bronx Zoo with the apes; he eventually committed suicide in 1916.

The Hood: ‘Fully Engaged’ Throughout Construction

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS '09

Asked what he thinks about joining the Hood Museum of Art just before a $50 million expansion and renovation project begins, incoming Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director John Stomberg laughs. “You mean, what’s wrong with me?”

The new director, who starts work on Jan. 4, is full of ideas about how the Hood can remain a vital part of campus life during the construction period. Implementing these ideas will begin, he says, while the museum is still open this winter.

Hood Museum of Art Prepares to Expand

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

Work is set to begin this spring on a $50 million expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art.

Plans call for the creation of a prominent gray- and white-brick façade facing the Green that will proclaim the Hood’s presence on campus; a new Center for Object-Based Inquiry that will triple the museum’s capacity to fulfill its teaching mission; 40 percent more gallery space; and a flexible concourse that will be a new venue for gatherings and performances.

Transforming the Hood Museum of Art

Letter from the Director: Winter 2016

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016
John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director

John Stomberg to Direct the Hood Museum of Art

Dartmouth Now, November 04, 2015 
by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09

John Stomberg has been named the inaugural Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, Provost Carolyn Dever announced today. He will begin work on Jan. 4, 2016.

“John is a strategic thinker with deep experience who has a tremendous ability to build relationships that inspire innovative, student-centered programming—everything we could ask for in a leader of the Hood,” says Dever. “I’m delighted that he will be joining the Dartmouth community.”

Community of Learners: Autumn 2015

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