Frequently Asked Questions
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No. Food and beverages are allowed in the atrium, but not in the galleries or the Gilman Auditorium.
Yes, you can bring strollers into the galleries or you may leave them in our locker area.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 603-646-1469 to inquire about tours and other in-gallery programs. Guided group tours are available by appointment.
Per College policy, face coverings are welcome but not required in Dartmouth's indoor spaces.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are no longer required for visitors either. Dartmouth still recommends all visitors are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have received a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to accessing Dartmouth locations or Dartmouth-sponsored in-person events. Click here to read Dartmouth's COVID-19 policies.
Check our calendar of events & programs, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram. Become a Friend of the Hood to receive the email communicaition and the museum’s Quarterly magazine.
No, the museum is free and open to everyone.
On an ongoing basis, we have family guides and pencils available for you to use with your children in the galleries. They will encourage conversations and different ways to engage with works of art. We also offer programs for children and families throughout the year.
Wednesday, 11:00 am–5:00 pm; Thursday–Friday, 11:00 am–8:00 pm; Saturday, 1:00–5:00 pm; and closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
The Hood offers diverse public programs that are free and open to all, including tours, lectures, conversations, sketching, storytelling, mindfulness, family days, workshops, and social events. You can find out more on our online calendar.
The Hood Museum of Art is located at 6 East Wheelock Street in Hanover, NH 03755.
Join & Support
It is free and easy to become a Friend of the Hood!
Our admission has always been free, and we are delighted to announce that membership is now free too! Friends of the Hood Museum of Art stay up-to-date on our programs and exhibitions, news, and events. Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we ask that you consider an annual gift to the Hood Friends instead. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services.
If you wish to receive email communication from the Hood join our free Friends of the Hood Museum of Art program.
If you wish to receive the Hood Quarterly newsletter, become a Friend of the Hood--it's free and easy! Friends of the Hood Museum of Art stay current on our programs and exhibitions, news, and events.
If you are a Dartmouth department, you can contact the Conferences and Events office for further information about using the Russo Atrium. The spaces are not available for private use or for use outside the Dartmouth community.
The museum does not exhibit student work. However, each year, most of our senior interns curate a unique Space for Dialogue exhibition. Working with Hood staff, interns determine a theme and identify objects, help design the installation, write labels and a brochure, and deliver a public gallery talk.
Student work is exhibited in other areas of campus, including the Nearburg Gallery and Student Gallery in the Black Family Visual Arts Center.
Click here to see what is on view at the Hood.
The museum does not have a gift shop. The new building design privileged teaching and gallery spaces that derive directly from our purpose and vision for the Hood.
The Hood’s encyclopedic collection is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, comprising more than 65,000 works spanning a variety of media and historical periods. Objects in the museum’s care represent diverse artistic traditions from all seven continents, including but not limited to Native American, European and American, Asian, Aboriginal Australian, African, and Melanesian art.
Absolutely. Please get in touch with Associate Curator for Academic Programming Amelia Kahl via email. You can ask at the Welcome Desk for her business card as well.
Absolutely! There are many ways for Dartmouth students to become involved, including the Museum Club, Museum Collecting 101, and our Senior Internships. Visit the College Students section of our website to learn more.
Most Hood Museum programming is free and open to the public unless specifically noted otherwise.