Hood Museum of Art

Hood Museum of Art
Established 1772 (1772)
Location Hanover, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°42′08″N 72°17′17″W / 43.70222°N 72.28806°W / 43.70222; -72.28806Coordinates: 43°42′08″N 72°17′17″W / 43.70222°N 72.28806°W / 43.70222; -72.28806
Type Art museum
Accreditation American Alliance of Museums
Collection size 65,000
Director John Stomberg
Owner Dartmouth College
Website hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

The Hood Museum of Art is a museum in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. Dating back to 1772, the museum is owned and operated by Dartmouth College. The current building, designed by Charles Willard Moore and Chad Floyd, opened in the fall of 1985.[1] It houses both permanent collections and visiting exhibitions. The collection encompasses important holdings of American, Native American,[2] European, African, and Melanesian art, including a significant collection of indigenous Australian contemporary art and a major archive of photojournalism. Among the collection's greatest treasures are Assyrian reliefs[3] and the fresco mural cycle The Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco. (The murals are located in nearby Baker Memorial Library.)

The museum has paintings by Perugino and his workshop, Luca Giordano, Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Rene Jollain (Belisarius Begging for Alms), Pompeo Batoni, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Jan Davidszoon de Heem. Later European painters represented include Alfred Sisley (Loing Canal at Loing), Édouard Vuillard, and Picasso. Americans with paintings here include Joseph Blackburn, Gignoux (New Hampshire), Rockwell Kent, John French Sloan (Roofs of Chelsea, New York City), and Georgia O'Keeffe.

The director of the museum is John Stomberg.[4]

The museum will be closed from March 14, 2016, through 2018, while a major expansion and renovation takes place.[5]


  1. "The Museum". Hood Museum of Art. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  2. "Native America". Hood Museum of Art. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  3. "The Assyrian Reliefs". Hood Museum of Art. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  4. "John Stomberg". Hood Museum of Art. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  5. "Expansion". Hood Museum of Art. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
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