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Hood Downtown

Visit the Hood's downtown Hanover exhibition space to explore new contemporary art.

Ingo Günther: World Processor on view at Hood Downtown March 24 through May 28, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Ingo Günther has been mapping data onto illuminated globes in his World Processor series for twenty-five years. The series is now internationally renowned and numbers over one thousand objects, a selection of which is now on view at Hood Downtown through May 28, 2017. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Ingo Günther: World Processor installed at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Ingo Günther: World Processor installed at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Julie Blackmon, New Chair, 2014, archival pigment print. © Julie Blackmon, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery

Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic, on view June 9 through August 27, 2017, will feature work from this American photographer's most recent series, titled Homegrown. In Homegrown Blackmon evokes a domestic world gone just slightly awry. There is nothing disastrous in her mise-en-scenes--yet. But each image suggests potential intrigues that percolate just below the level of the obvious.

Visitors at the public opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

Dartmouth students at the student opening reception for Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

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

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire.

PLEASE NOTE: Hood Downtown will be closed March 13 through March 23, 2017, for exhibition changeover.

Hood Downtown is located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

Spring 2017 Hours

Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

Bringing the World to Hanover: Global Contemporary Art

Ingo Günther: World Processor
March 24-May 28, 2017

Art encompasses all things, so it is not surprising that artists have embraced big data as both a tool and a subject of their work. Ingo Günther, who studied ethnology and cultural anthropology at Frankfurt University and sculpture and media at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, has been mapping data onto illuminated globes in his World Processor series for twenty-five years. The series is now internationally renowned and numbers over one thousand objects, a selection of which will be available to Hood Downtown visitors for the first time. The artist’s envisioning of complex data on physically identical but content-specific illuminated globes foregrounds scientific, economic, and historical information to create multilayered accounts of the relationship between humans and the planet.

This exhibition is paired with Mining Big Data: Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, on view in the Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center, from March 24 through April 30. Both exhibitions reveal how artists use information to create new forms and ways of understanding global issues.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Hansen Family Fund and the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund.

Upcoming Hood Downtown Exhibitions:

Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic
June 9-August 27, 2017

Resonant Spaces
September 15-December 10, 2017

During the museum's closure, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Like the museum, Hood Downtown is free and open to the public, and open for extended hours. Throughout the expansion project, the exhibition space will allow us to explore exciting new directions in art and new avenues for community engagement.

Join us for social gatherings, talks, and educational programs, and explore an innovative slate of loan exhibitions featuring art in a variety of media. Many of these works by a diverse group of artists will be on view in Hanover for the first time. The exhibitions will be challenging and engaging—and fun—for both campus and community audiences.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space is generously supported by the Charles Gilman Family Endowment.

Hood Downtown is part of the museum's four-point plan for continued programming during the interval of our construction and reinstallation. Join us as we stay engaged on campus and in the community through innovative exhibitions and events.

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