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December 7, 2015
Line drawing of the new north façade and plaza

Hood Quarterly, winter 2016

The Hood Museum of Art is excited to announce the ambitious expansion and renovation of its facility, set to begin later this year. We anticipate closing the museum in mid-March, with excavation, construction, and reinstallation likely to continue until 2019 (Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary). Along the way, you will have many exciting and new opportunities to stay connected to the Hood through programs, special exhibitions, and partnerships on campus and in the community, as well as...

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January 15, 2015
Rendering of the museum’s new Center for Object-Based Inquiry (COBI)

Major Gift Will Fund New Center for Object-Based Inquiry

Hood Quarterly, winter 2015

The Hood Museum of Art is known for its behind-the-scenes curricular engagement with its collections for Dartmouth faculty and students, and that engagement will now be at the forefront of the museum’s major expansion in the years ahead, thanks to a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor. A new state-of-the-art object-study center that will be...

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June 11, 2014
Artist rendering, Hood expansion from the green

June 11, 2014
Dartmouth College Office of Communications

An anonymous donor has committed $10 million to Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art to create a Museum Learning Center—the centerpiece of a major expansion and renovation of the Hood, slated to begin in spring 2016.

“This gift gets to the heart of what Dartmouth does best: provide undergraduates with unparalleled opportunities for authentic, challenging, active learning experiences,” said President Phil Hanlon ’77. “The Hood Museum of Art is a model teaching museum, and the Museum Learning Center will expand its...

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September 1, 2012
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Interview conducted by Michael Taylor, Director, on June 11, 2012

Michael Taylor (MT): Tod and Billie, what attracted you to this commission?

Tod Williams (TW): You! (laughs) We heard wonderful things about you from Philadelphia and that something new was going to happen up at Dartmouth. We both went to Ivy League schools and are incredibly interested in art, so we had been to the Hood and seen its treasures and its amazing location....

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September 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Michael Taylor, Director

The Hood Museum of Art is a teaching museum. Our mission is to create an ideal learning environment that fosters transformative encounters with works of art.
(Hood Museum of Art Mission Statement, 2012)

It is with great excitement that the Hood Museum of Art announces the renovation and expansion of its award-winning facility. The museum will close for construction at the end of 2013 and will...

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September 1, 2012

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2012
Michael Taylor, Director

I am thrilled to share this exciting edition of the Hood Quarterly with you, one that is designed to bring all of our readers up to date on the imminent renovation and expansion of the Hood Museum of Art. The coming years will be a remarkable time of transformation for the museum as we move ahead with a major expansion into the adjacent historic Wilson Hall building, the...

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April 9, 2012
Architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams. Photo by Eli Burakian, Dartmouth College Photographer.

Advancing Dartmouth’s Ongoing Commitment to Visual and Performing Arts on Campus, Hood Expansion Enhances New Arts District with New Visual Arts Center and Hopkins Center

April 19, 2012
Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs

Dartmouth today announced that it has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design a major expansion and renovation of its Hood Museum of Art. Since the museum opened in 1985,...

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