Featured Collections

Environmental Art

Holdings related to climate and the environment include contemporary photographs by Diane Burko, Edward Burtynsky, J Henry Fair, and Emmet Gowin, among others, as well as painted landscapes and studies for Christo's Running Fence

Japanese Prints

The Hood's collection of Japanese prints represents major print genres and themes, including actors (yakusha-e), fashionable women (bijinga), perspective (uki-e), landscape (fūkeiga), warriors (musha-e), Japan's 19th-century modernization (kaika-e), and early 20th-century prints (shin hanga). 

Ledger Drawings

Late 19th-century ledger drawings created by well-known warrior-artists such as Howling Wolf, Chief Killer, Short Bull, and Wooden Leg serve as a vital record of cultural survival and transformation among American Plains Indians. 

Orozco's Epic

On view in Dartmouth's Baker Library, José Clemente Orozco's extraordinary mural cycle The Epic of American Civilization (1932–34) is accessible during library hours. Museum holdings include hundreds of preparatory drawings.

John Kobal Foundation Collection

The John Kobal Foundation was set up to continue the work of its eponymous founder, who lived from 1940–1991. Consisting of over 6,000 photographs, the collection traces the history of Hollywood from approximately 1916 to the late twentieth century.

Public Art on Campus

Public art on view throughout the Dartmouth campus includes works by Ellsworth Kelly, Kiki Smith, Mark di Suvero, Allan C. Houser, Beverly Pepper, George Rickey, Richard Serra, and Joel Shapiro, Ursula von Rydingsvard, among others

Scientific Instruments

The scientific instruments collection documents the development of American academic science from the early days of the Republic through the Cold War, from astronomical instruments and surveying chains to optics apparatus and early student laboratory equipment.