Skip to content

Hood Museum of Art

Hood Museum of Art

EntertainmentArt Galleries Arts & CraftsMuseums

About Us

The Hood Museum of Art is owned and operated by Dartmouth College. The first reference to the development of an art collection at Dartmouth dates to 1772, making the collection among the oldest and largest, at about 65,000 objects, of any college or university museum in the United States. The Hood Museum's collections are drawn from a broad range of cultures and historical periods and represent a remarkable educational asset for both Dartmouth and the communities of the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Hood Museum of Art officially opened in the fall of 1985. The original building was designed by Charles Willard Moore and Chad Floyd. In March 2016, the museum closed for a major expansion and renovation designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. The museum reopened to the public on January 26, 2019, with more gallery and office spaces as well as a welcoming new atrium.


The Hood Museum of Art north façade. Photograph © Michael Moran
The Hood Museum of Art north façade.
Charles O. Perry’s D2D with Baker Tower and Beverly Pepper’s Thel in the background. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.
Looking across three renovated upstairs galleries in the Hood Museum of Art, featuring contemporary African art, Melanesian art, and contemporary Aboriginal Australian art. Photo by Rob Strong.
American art from the Hood’s permanent collection in the new second-floor galleries. Photograph © Michael Moran.
An installation of global ancient and premodern art in the newly renovated Kim Gallery, with an installation of traditional African art in the Albright Gallery beyond. Photograph © Michael Moran.
Drone shot of the Hood Museum of Art's north facade, facing the Dartmouth Green. Photograph © Michael Moran.

Scroll To Top