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An amazing Museum that is getting better.

With the addition currently under construction this will be even better. The collection is growing... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
15ann250
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Vancouver, Canada
Hood Downtown

We had a fabulous visit in the downtown gallery. Can't wait for the museum to reopen. Meantime... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
BASTripper
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a nice small museum with a nice variety of collections. It is currently closed for a $50 million renovation and expansion until winter 2019. According to 'the Dartmouth' 'planned changes include expanded gallery space and teaching facilities, a new multi-purpose event space and a new white and beige brick façade for the building. '
In downtown hanover, where the old Amidon jewelers was located, there is now the 'Hood Downtown'. This is a small space showcasing modern art, with free admission. Currently it is showing an exhibit of contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier's work. It is quite an interesting exhibit our whole family enjoyed. (we have a 7 and 10 year old). Combining photography, dioramas, and sculpture, her art is inspired by fractal geometry. Just as interesting as the art pieces are the displays presenting how she made some of her creations.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Have loved the Hood Museum of Art from its early beginning and special exhibitions on diverse topics, such as The Age of the Marvelous, Native American Art at Dartmouth, and Crossing Cultures, depicting Australian Aborigine Art from the Owen and Wagner Collection. Permanent art usually on display includes fine examples of Assyrian, Greek, Egyptian, and Persian art, as well as more modern works by Frank Stella and Frank Rauschenberg, Unfortunately, the Hood is now closed for major renovations, but the curators will be using temporary space at Hood Downtown, 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH, for their current exhibits. The inaugural exhibition will feature the work of contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier from September 16, 2016 until December 11, 2016.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Hood has an unusual collection of old and relatively new art works. The staff are actively engaged in teaching missions with the Dartmouth student community which provides interesting opportunities for the casual visitor. Make your visit soon as much of the museum will be closing shortly as part of a 2-3 year expansion construction program.

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a great little art museum in downtown hanover. We visited expecting a mediocre art exhibit and we found a very pleasant surprise in the form of a great collection.

Thank Worldtraveler-5150
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

This Hood is a very nice museum for its size and location. We always stop in whenever we are in town to see what the current exhibits are. It is worth an hour or so to wander around.

Thank LibbyH1
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