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Hood Museum of Art

Address: Wheelock St, Hanover, NH
Phone Number: 603/646-2808
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Hanover
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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English first
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194 reviews 194 reviews
85 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Hood Museum was such a delight. I got to see art from the 60's. The Civil Rights exhibit was very interesting. There are usually sculptures in the back area outside that are fun to check out. This museum is close to shopping and great places to eat. The theater is right there also. You can combine a lot of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nothing to dislike and it is free. Great after strolling the campus and the streets in Hanover.The art is interesting especially the special exhibits.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Several small exhibits, with very interesting pieces. Upstairs was closed in preparation of a large exhibit coming soon. The Americana exhibit had very interesting and enjoyable paintings and photography. There was an exhibit featuring weapons, which was wonderful to see them all next to one another, and be able to get close up to them. There was an antiquities exhibit... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

displayed nicely , nice collection, easy access, one set of stairs to avoid, collection of " artists in residence" which was essentially visiting faculty was excellent

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum is right on the campus and is free. It has 2 levels of many kinds of art. Many exhibits really work to educate the viewer on how to look at and appreciate art. So it is great for kids too.

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
67 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our family likes to visits college and university museums because they work well for children being teaching museums. Also the scale is manageable and they're affordable. The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth is one of the best we've ever visited. The man at the front desk was gracious and welcoming. One of the first things we noticed was how... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This museum has a nice mix of classic and contemporary art. It's on the small side, but the variety of works keeps things interesting. The woman at reception was very welcoming. The galleries were very peaceful and quiet. A must see if visiting Hanover. And admission is free! We had trouble finding it at first and drove by twice before... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I would have to say that the temporary Picasso exhibit "Vollard Suite" was a disturbing eye opener into the mind of Picasso.. The collections are especially rich in American art and are my favorite place to spend time. There is no cost to visit and is generally not very crowded.

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Canaan, NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I was greeted at the entrance- I loved the exhibits up stairs and the permanent collection downstairs. There were even people available for questions and conversation. My boyfriend and I loved it!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

A very nice, diverse, well-displayed collection of art and artifacts. Located in the center of Hanover with easy access to other local attractions.

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