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Hood Museum of Art

Wheelock St, Hanover, NH
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hanover
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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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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4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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67 attraction reviews
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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New York City, New York
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16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This really is a gem of a museum, small enough to peruse over the course of a couple of hour. It's greatest asset is the thoughtfulness of the curators, and the expository essays that accompany each piece. Rather than the usual blather that accompanies many exhibits, the text that guides you through the exhibits opens your eyes to the context... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Visited the Hood as I was on Dartmouth campus. I must say I was pretty impressed with the collection with 2 special exhibitions. I enjoyed the "word and image in contemporary art" most as students did the write ups & gave their take on iconic contemp art pieces by famous artists like Roy lichenstein. The other special exhibition was on... More

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