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The Expansion

The Hood Museum of Art is expanding and renovating its facility.

The plans include three object-study rooms, a sweeping public reception space, and a number of stunning new galleries, along with renovations to the existing Charles Moore galleries. From excavation to reinstallation, the project will likely continue through 2018.

Along the way, you will have many exciting and new opportunities to stay connected to the Hood through programs and partnerships on campus and in the community, as well as updates here on our website!




The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street Hanover, NH, will open to the public on September 16, 2016.

Expansion Updates

The expansion is underway and construction at the new Hood Downtown exhibition space is complete! Read the latest stories about the expansion and renovation project.

Why Expand?

Learn more about why we're expanding and our vision for the new space.

Dartmouth Professor of Art History, Joy Kenseth in Harrington Gallery with her Art History II class.
View of the north façade of the expanded Hood Museum of Art. Rendering by MARCH.

Expansion Details

Learn more about our progress to date and read press coverage of the project.

About the Architects

Learn more about Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, architects of the Hood Museum of Art renovation and expansion.

Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. Photo by Eli Burakian, Dartmouth College Photographer.
Hood objects waiting to be packed during the collection move. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Expansion FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the expansion project.

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