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Friends of the Hood Museum of Art

A Special Announcement about Membership

Dartmouth students in Hood Downtown at the annual Mimosas at the Museum event for graduating seniors and their families. Photo by Rob Strong.

Dartmouth students in Hood Downtown at the annual Mimosas at the Museum event for graduating seniors and their families. Photo by Rob Strong.

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Hood Downtown visitors at the opening reception for the 2017 summer exhibition Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic. Photo by Rob Strong.

Visitors of all ages exploring Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth at Hood Downtown. Photo by Rob Strong.

Visitors of all ages exploring Resonant Spaces: Sound Art at Dartmouth at Hood Downtown. Photo by Rob Strong.

The encouragement, contributions, and participation of our supporters help this institution enrich lives through art. Our admission has always been free, and we are pleased to announce that membership is now free too, thanks to the new Friends of the Hood Museum of Art program!

Why offer free membership? We believe it is the right thing to do for our members. As a cultural institution that serves Dartmouth, the Upper Valley, and the greater alumni and museum community around the world, the Hood wants to be open and accessible to all. Having free membership makes belonging possible for everyone.

It's free and easy to become a Friend today!

All current members are automatically Friends of the Hood Museum of Art. Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we are asking that our Friends consider an annual contribution to the Friends of the Hood. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services. We will reach out to you late each year for your support, but you can give at any time.

Lathrop Fellows

In addition, the Lathrop Fellows program remains unchanged. Lathrop Fellows are essential supporters of our mission, exhibitions, and programs and allow us to continue the important work of the museum, especially now, as we seek to renew that mission with the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art. We’d like to make it even simpler to become a Lathrop Fellow by eliminating the complicated benefit tier system. From now on, any donor of $2,500 or more will receive all of the following benefits:

  • A subscription to the Hood's Quarterly magazine
  • Recognition as a Lathrop Fellows–level supporter in the Hood Quarterly once per year
  • Advance notice of breaking news and upcoming lectures, gallery talks, and programs via email
  • An invitation to participate in exclusive art-focused travel opportunities with the Hood’s director and curators
  • Invitations to Lathrop Fellows–only events at the Hood Museum of Art
  • A customized tour of a Hood exhibition with a curator for up to six people, by appointment

To further streamline the process of becoming a Lathrop Fellow, all memberships will be valid for the year between November 1 and October 31, regardless of actual renewal date. Standardizing the renewal calendar will allow us to focus our efforts on expanding Lathrop Fellows benefits and activities. Lathrop Fellows who have already renewed in 2017 will be considered active Lathrop Fellows through October 31, 2018.

Join now!

If your Lathrop Fellows membership has lapsed, we invite you to renew now!

If you have any questions, or if you are unsure about your Lathrop Fellows status, please feel free to contact the Hood’s Lathrop Fellows liaison, Deborah Tober, Assistant to the Director, at 603-646-2348 or by email at [email protected].

Upcoming Lathrop Fellows Programs and Events

Lathrop Fellows 2018 Trip – Exploring a New LA!

September 27-29, 2018

Join us for an exciting Lathrop Fellows exclusive trip through some of the most vibrant recent additions to the visual arts scene of Los Angeles, California. 

John Stomberg and Kathy Hart will guide us through some of the top arts establishments in California, including The Broad, The Getty, LACMA, and the Marciano Art Foundation. With behind-the-scenes access to elite collections and the opportunity to meet dynamic directors, curators, and private collectors, this trip is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.

Check our website in April 2018 for more details and registration information. Itinerary still in development and subject to change. 

Questions? Please contact the Hood’s Lathrop Fellows liaison, Deborah Tober, Assistant to the Director, at 603-646-2348 or by email at [email protected].

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