Hood Museum of Art

Hood Museum of Art information

Location
Hanover & Around , USA
Address
6 E Wheelock St
Telephone
+1 603 646 2808
More information
hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue & Thu-Sat, to 9pm Wed, noon-5pm Sun
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Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the Hood Museum of Art. The collection is particularly strong in American pieces, including Native American art. One of the highlights is a set of Assyrian reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal that date to the 9th century BC. Special exhibitions often feature contemporary artists.

In mid-2016 the museum initiated a $50 million renovation and expansion project, with an anticipated completion date of summer 2019.