The Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, NH

The Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art located in Hanover, New Hampshire is a teaching museum that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you are a professor, a student, or a visitor of the city. The museum was established in 1772, and since then has been owned and operated by Dartmouth College. The current building of the Hood, which was designed by Chad Floyd and Charles W. Moore, opened its doors in 1985. However, in 2016, the Museum was closed for the major renovation and expansion and opened again in 2019. This important work was entrusted to Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the architects of the spectacular building designed for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Williams and Tsien worked their magic and found a great way to make new galleries naturally bright and uncluttered, and the new entrance elegant and inviting.

The Hood Museum of Art is considered to be a role model for all college and university museums. It provides safe storage for artifacts and regularly exhibits its treasures to the public. The Hood features artworks from different cultures and continents. Its impressive collection includes 65,000 objects showing an array of artistic features and styles. The placards accompanying each work are unusually detailed, highly informative, and thought-provoking, maintaining the Hood’s reputation as a teaching museum. Among the Hood`s most significant holdings are six Assyrian stone reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II and “The Epic of American Civilization” (1932-34), a fresco mural cycle by José Clemente Orozco. The Museum’s highlights also include works by Pietro Perugino, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, and other prominent artists.

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