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Member Programs & Events

Your membership brings with it many exciting opportunities to explore our exhibitions at Hood Downtown and to take part in wide-ranging programs and special events. We offer these activities with sincere thanks for your support.

Hood members enjoying Bahar Behbahani's paintings during the members opening reception for Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

Hood Museum of Art members enjoying Bahar Behbahani's paintings during the members opening reception for Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Photo by Rob Strong.

Members and non-members recently traveled to the Peabody Essex Museum in June 2016 on a museum day trip. Photo by Julie Ann Otis.

Members and non-members recently traveled to the Peabody Essex Museum in June 2016 on a museum day trip. Photo by Julie Ann Otis.

Hood Downtown visitors in the exhibition "Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures." Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

In the exhibition Laetitia Soulier: The Fractal Architectures during the member preview of Hood Downtown and its inaugural exhibition. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

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Members get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition The Women of Shin Hanga: The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection of Japanese Prints in the Hood’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center.

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Members get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition The Women of Shin Hanga: The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection of Japanese Prints in the Hood’s Bernstein Study-Storage Center with the exhibition’s curator, Allen Hockley, associate professor of art history and chair of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Dartmouth College.

ANNUAL LATHROP FELLOWS TRIP

One of the many benefits of being a Lathrop Fellow is being invited to take part in an exclusive, specially designed annual travel program, where you have an opportunity to learn more about the arts—about collecting, connoisseurship, and the curatorial process—in the company of others who share the same interests and wish to demonstrate their support for Hood.

2017 Lathrop and Bentley Fellows Arts Trip: The Berkshires

Thursday, August 3, through Sunday, August 6, 2017

The directors of the Hood Museum of Art and the Hopkins Center for the Arts are delighted to announce a joint Lathrop and Bentley Fellows trip, combining the visual and performing arts, to the stunning Berkshires region of western Massachusetts in late-summer 2017.

The unique itinerary includes:

  • Tours of the region's leading visual arts organizations including the Clark Art Institute, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, as well as a private collection.
  • A tour and performance at Jacob's Pillow, the country's oldest, internationally acclaimed summer dance festival
  • Performances at two of the Berkshires' award-winning theater companies
  • Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood
  • A reception at the home of Hans Morris, chair of the Hopkins Center Board

Activities will begin Thursday afternoon and conclude Sunday afternoon. Accommodations have been arranged at Hotel on North, and eclectic boutique hotel centrally located in downtown Pittsfield and one of Architectural Digest's favorite new American hotels of 2015.

The itinerary is still in development and subject to change. Full itinerary details, including costs, coming soon.

Questions about this trip or your the status of your Lathrop Fellows membership? Please call the museum at (603) 646-2808 or contact us via email.

Additional Travel Opportunity: The Arts in America's Heartland: Crystal Bridges and Kansas City

Sunday, May 21, through Thursday, May 25, 2017

Join fellow friends of the Hood and Dartmouth on this exciting trip led by John R. Stomberg, Ph.D.,Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth. Offered by Dartmouth College Alumni Travel. When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011, the art world was stunned. Here was a collection of the highest caliber housed in a gorgeous building in the most unlikely place—Bentonville, Arkansas, the hometown of its founder, Alice Walton. In a similar way, powerful personalities in Kansas City had earlier transformed their city into a renowned destination for art. Celebrate the arts on a privileged program to these two remarkable cities, with private curatorial tours and visits to collectors' homes.

Program highlights:

  • Discover the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, designed by Moshe Safdie and situated in the picturesque Ozarks.
  • Enjoy receptions in collectors' homes to view outstanding private collections.
  • Tour the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City in the company of a curator.
  • Walk along the Crystal Bridges Art Trail to experience James Turrell's site-specific work, The Way of Color, at sunset.
  • Go backstage at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, also designed by Safdie.
  • Dine at Kansas City's renowned fine restaurants.  

Participants do not need to be members of the Hood or alums of Dartmouth. For more information and to register for the trip today, please visit the Alumni Travel website.

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