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The Hood Museum of Art

4 E Wheelock St
Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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.

Dartmouth College has been collecting objects since 1772, just three years after its founding, and there are presently about 65,000 objects in the Hood Museum of Art's care. These collections are among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country.

Dartmouth’s collections were housed in five previous museum buildings on campus before the Hood Museum of Art was designed by Charles Moore and Chad Floyd of Centerbrook Architects. The award-winning postmodern building was completed in 1985.

The Hood Museum of Art is, above all, a teaching museum that cultivates direct engagement with works of art within an interdisciplinary setting for visitors of all ages. The Hood makes all of its collections available for use by Dartmouth students and faculty in a special classroom setting.

The Hood offers over ten special exhibitions and more than one hundred lectures, gallery talks, tours, workshops, family programs, programs for regional schools, and special programs for Dartmouth students each year.

For more information about the Hood’s exhibitions and programs, explore our website! You can also follow the Hood Museum of Art on Facebook.

The Hood Museum of Art has a growing number of dedicated members whose support helps to keep admission to the museum and nearly all its programs free of charge for all. Please consider joining the museum to enjoy more exclusive benefits.

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