Hood Museum of Art

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Hood Museum of Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Hood Museum of Art
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LBMR
Quechee, VT5 contributions
Hood Museum at Dartmouth college
Feb 2020 • Solo
Made a repeat visit after remodeling in 2017(?). No longer "old and dusty." User friendly, easier to find galleries and a real pleasure to visit, especially when the temp.is below
O°,the wind is gusty and its too cold to ski. I will visit again and soon as I live nearby.
Written March 5, 2020
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Ron Trahan
Stratham, NH160 contributions
Who says 'nothing worthwhile is free?'
Feb 2020 • Couples
This museum is free to the public and worth visiting IF/WHEN you are in Hanover; I do not believe it is a "destination" visit, mainly because of its relatively small size and, therefore, it's relatively small collection. Nevertheless, a fine museum...
Written March 1, 2020
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Vhiratsuka
Anchorage, AK372 contributions
Indigenous contemporary art collection
Feb 2020 • Business
Visited to see the Indigenous Arctic collection and was also excited to see a growing collection of contemporary Indigenous art. A co-created exhibit of portraits with Indigenous students and Dartmouth faculty is on the second floor currently. Also many global items from across the human experience.
Written February 14, 2020
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Lori N
14 contributions
Our best college art museum yet!
Oct 2019
I work at one of the Five Colleges in Western Mass, and there are some nice museums among them, but I thought this one was even a bit better than Smith College's (our fave among them). Interesting exhibits with world-class art -- can't wait to go back in a few months when a few have changed over....
Written October 28, 2019
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klr843
Brookline, NH34 contributions
Wonderful small museum
Sep 2019
Such a beautiful collection. So many interesting objects and artworks. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety. Really enjoyable.
Written October 27, 2019
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Diane F
Menlo Park, CA83 contributions
Eclectic and Well Curated Collection
Sep 2019
This museum is newly refurbished. The most interesting exhibit to me was a large collection on the main floor showing wonderful pieces collected from all over the world and from many time periods. The curators added "provenance" - ie how did the piece come to be at the museum, and thus acknowledged the truth that these pieces really belong elsewhere. Amazing scope and breadth and all exquisite, and some good notes about why it might make sense to keep them at Dartmouth. Lots of interesting exhibits upstairs too - something for every taste! Quite worthwhile!
Written October 22, 2019
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Alpaca19
Home Counties272 contributions
Great Little Museum, Superb Labelling Makes Pieces More Accessible
Oct 2019
We loved the old Hood and were relieved to discover the newly renovated and re-opened museum is even better. Eclectic collection: some New England art and decorative objects, some Melanesian pieces, some contemporary works and the real show-piece, the Assyrian panels. We loved the curatorial labels next to each piece: more context than what you get in most museums, without being too academic. These labels made the pieces more accessible and brought them "to life" for us. Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 17, 2019
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ValJ
Grand Rapids, MI9 contributions
A must see while in Hanover
Sep 2019 • Solo
What an amazing renovation to the Hood Mustang an incredible collection. Was a true pleasure walking through.
Written September 29, 2019
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,151 contributions
Newer, bigger, better
Aug 2019
We stay in Hanover NH from time to time, and have visited the Hood museum on several occasions. This was the first time since they constructed a modern building to house their rather eclectic collection.
The building is well designed, and the art works are favorably displayed. We were glad to have taken the time for another visit.
Written September 28, 2019
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Allen F
Hartford, CT69 contributions
College museum has founder's roots
Sep 2019
This on campus museum has recently been reopened with a fine collection of Amerian and Europen art. The current show includes many pieces from alumni on loan including a colorful native Australian group that is now working with contempory paints. This results in stunning color patterns that will excite the senses and draw current viewers in.

A plaque on the portriat of the Darthmouth founder is a must read as it details what was initially founded as an Inidan school into what is now a major institution.
Written September 24, 2019
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