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The galleries are closed for expansion and renovation, but our programming continues at Hood Downtown and elsewhere on campus.

Hood Downtown

53 Main Street, Hanover, NH
Visit the our downtown Hanover exhibition space to explore new contemporary art.

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

Now on View

Sin-ying Ho: Past Forward

March 30-May 27, 2018
Sin-ying Ho collaborates with traditional artists in Jingdezhen, the centuries-old center for porcelain production in China, to create vessels that combine past techniques with current ideas about art and culture. For the larger-scale works, she makes several large rings with the aid of local technicians using a traditional hand-thrown technique. She and her colleagues then stack the wide rings atop one another and join them by hand to create the nearly human-sized vessels included in this exhibition. For her smaller vessels, she works on her own to bring together several disparately sized pots into a newly constructed form whose parts are distinguished by the variety of glazes she uses. Whether the final work is large or small, the process of creation strongly flavors how we perceive it. By updating both the forms and the imagery long ago made world famous by artisans working in these very factories, she makes ceramic art that is thoroughly of the twenty-first century.

Root Lecture 2018

Hannah Feldman

Coming May 17
Northwestern University professor Hannah Feldman, a highly acclaimed scholar of late modern and contemporary art and visual culture, is the Hood Museum of Art’s eleventh annual Dr. Allen W. Root Contemporary Art Distinguished Lecture speaker. This year’s Root lecture is inspired by the Dartmouth Centers Forum theme “Envisioning the World We Want,” which focuses on engaging with the future across all disciplines on campus. Professor Feldman’s writings have appeared in Artforum, Art Journal, Frieze, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. The Hood’s endowed lectureship was established in 2004 by Dr. Root’s children in honor of their father’s passionate interest in contemporary art.

Public Art This Spring

While we all continue to wait patiently for the grand opening of the new Hood, we can take advantage of the several wonderful works of art on view across the Dartmouth campus. This is a lovely walk that we can recommend to anyone interested in art. There is a wide range of aesthetics on view as well. One can find everything from Ellsworth Kelly’s panels in the Maffei Plaza to a full-length figure of Robert Frost on the hill behind Dartmouth Row. The Mark DiSuvero gracing the lawn in front of the Berry-Baker library is even interactive—have a seat and become the change factor hinted at in the work’s title: X-Delta.