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The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth enables and cultivates transformative encounters with works of artistic and cultural significance to advance critical thinking and enrich people’s lives.

To realize this purpose for all, we:

  • articulate the character and value of encountering original works of art and material culture;
  • promote engaged learning, creative activity, and meaningful scholarship;
  • create challenging and exploratory interactions with art and artists to spark curiosity and develop fresh insights into the world around us;
  • present open fora for discourse and discovery;
  • collaborate to acquire, catalogue, curate, and preserve our collection; and
  • respond to the needs and interests of our audiences.

The galleries are now closed for expansion and renovation, but programming continues!

Hood Downtown

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH, is free and open to the public. During the museum's closure, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world.

Now on View

Sin-Ying Ho: Past Forward

March 30-May 27, 2018
If Chinese ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries, artisans there have made vessels that traveled far and wide. Their fluid forms and recognizable decorations have inspired celebratory prose and devoted followers around the world. Today, Sin-ying Ho works in these same ceramics factories. Though Jingdezhen potters have long defined tradition, Sin-ying has expanded both their forms and their imagery in contemporary ceramics that are thoroughly of the twenty-first century. Read more.

Spring 2018 Hood Downtown Hours
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Contact the Museum

Office hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., except holidays
Hood Downtown: (603) 646-2900
Offices: (603) 646-2808

Fax: (603) 646-1400

Email: [email protected]

Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
6 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755

Friends of the Hood Museum of Art

The encouragement, contributions, and participation of our supporters help this institution enrich lives through art. Our admission has always been free, and we are pleased to announce that membership is now free too, thanks to the Friends of the Hood Museum of Art program!

Why offer free membership? We believe it is the right thing to do for our members. As a cultural institution that serves Dartmouth, the Upper Valley, and the greater alumni and museum community around the world, the Hood wants to be open and accessible to all. Having free membership makes belonging possible for everyone.

It's free and easy to become a Friend today!

All current members are automatically Friends of the Hood Museum of Art. Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we are asking that our Friends consider an annual contribution to the Friends of the Hood. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services. We will reach out to you late each year for your support, but you can give at any time.