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Recognized by the American Association of Museums as "a national model," the
Hood Museum of Art is one of the oldest and largest college museums in the
country, housing an outstanding collection of works of art and artifacts and
presenting a lively and diverse schedule of exhibitions and educational
programs. As the only institution of its kind in the region, the museum serves
as a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of Dartmouth
College as well as the many rural communities of the Upper Connecticut River
Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Hood Museum of Art building, which opened in 1985, was designed by award-winning architects Charles W. Moore and Chad Floyd of Centerbrook Architects. In 1987 the building received the American Institute of Architects Honor Award, the highest recognition for design excellence in the architectural profession.
The Dartmouth collection represents nearly every area of art history and
ethnography and is particularly strong in:
* African art
* Oceanic art
* Native North American art
* early American silver
* nineteenth- and twentieth-century American painting
* European Old Master and nineteenth- and twentieth-century prints
* contemporary art
**Note: Not all of the following collections are on view. Please call for more information.
A set of Assyrian reliefs from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud (883-859 B.C. E.).
* The largest mural by José Clemente Orozco in this country, The Epic of American Civilization (1932-34), housed in Baker Library.
* A major collection of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century landscape paintings of the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.
* The Harry A. Franklin Family Collection of Oceanic Art, which numbers approximately 1,300 objects.
* Extensive holdings of works by the American painters John Sloan and Paul Sample.
* Works by modern masters including Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Mark Rothko, Georgia O'Keefe, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and Alexander Calder.
* The Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr. Collection of Old Master Prints, including images by Rembrandt, Dürer, and others.
The museum is located on the campus of Dartmouth College on Wheelock Street,
adjacent to the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts.
From Interstate 91 take exit 13 into Hanover.
From Interstate 89 take exit 18 and follow Route 120 north approximately 5 miles into Hanover, turning left onto Wheelock Street.
Service by several major airlines is available to the Lebanon, NH, Regional Airport, located approximately 15 minutes by car from Hanover.
Metered public parking is available in front of the museum on Wheelock Street and behind the museum on Lebanon Street
Derrick R. Cartwright, Director
Barbara MacAdam, Curator of American Art; Barbara Thompson, Curator of
African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections; T. Barton Thurber, Curator of
European Art; Katherine Hart, Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of
Academic Programming, Juliette Bianco, Exhibitions Manager, Richard Gombar,
Chief Preparator; Nancy McLain, Business Manager; Leslely Wellman, Curator of
Education, Kellen Haak, Collections Manager/Registrar