We have ten galleries for displaying works, along with other spaces for research and events.
The existing 40,000-square-foot postmodern building includes ten galleries, study storage, and administrative spaces, as well as the 204-seat Hood Museum of Art Auditorium. Our ongoing expansion project will add more gallery space, three new classrooms, and a welcoming entrance and event space.
The existing museum bridges the barrel-vaulted modernist Hopkins Center for the Arts and the 1885 Richardsonian Romanesque Wilson Hall. Facing the famous Dartmouth Green, three layers of monumental columns frame the gateway to the Hood’s main entrance, through the museum’s Bedford Courtyard. The building is constructed of Flemish bond brick with a gray brick cornice and copper roof.
In 2016, we will break ground for a major renovation and expansion of our facilities. Learn more about the expansion plans.
This valuable space allows easy access to works of art in storage for teaching and research.
Enlarged and enhanced facilities will address the needs of our growing collection and diverse programming.