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The Building

The existing 40,000-square-foot postmodern building includes ten galleries, study storage, and administrative spaces, as well as the 204-seat Hood Museum of Art Auditorium. Our ongoing expansion project will add more gallery space, three new classrooms, and a welcoming entrance and event space.


The Hood Museum of Art

The existing museum bridges the barrel-vaulted modernist Hopkins Center for the Arts and the 1885 Richardsonian Romanesque Wilson Hall. Facing the famous Dartmouth Green, three layers of monumental columns frame the gateway to the Hood’s main entrance, through the museum’s Bedford Courtyard. The building is constructed of Flemish bond brick with a gray brick cornice and copper roof. 

In 2016, we broke ground for a major renovation and expansion of our facilities. Learn more about the expansion plans.

Original Charles Moore Galleries & Facilities

We have ten galleries for displaying works, along with other spaces for research and events.

Bernstein Study-Storage Center

This valuable space allows easy access to works of art in storage for teaching and research.

Artist rendering of the north façade of the expanded Hood Museum of Art. Rendering by MARCH.

Museum Expansion and Renovation

Enlarged and enhanced facilities will address the needs of our growing collection and diverse programming.

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