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Galleries & Facilities

A description of our current, Charles Moore-designed spaces.


The Israel Sack Gallery, featuring highlights from the Hood’s collection of American art.

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First-Floor Galleries

The Gene Y. Kim Gallery: Ancient and Asian Art

Named for Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, through a gift from Andrew Byung Soo Kim and Wan Kyun Rha Kim, the Kim Gallery is the central gallery on the first floor. It highlights six ninth-century BCE Assyrian relief panels from the palace of King Ashurnasirpal II, a signature work in the Hood’s collection, and features a selection of ancient and Asian art. It also serves as the museum’s reception area for public events.

The Ivan Albright Gallery: European Art

The Albright Gallery features highlights of the Hood’s rich collection of European art, including, on rotation, works by Perugino and Workshop, Albert Bouts, Carle Van Loo, Pompeo Batoni, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Pablo Picasso. Other gallery rotations feature selections from more than three thousand Old Master and nineteenth-century European prints. This gallery was given in memory of Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (1897–1983), a great American artist and friend and teacher of Dartmouth students. Albright received an honorary degree from Dartmouth College in 1978 and was appointed Visiting Scholar in 1980.

The Alvin P. Gutman Gallery

The Gutman Gallery focuses on rotating exhibitions that highlight the Hood’s significant African, Oceanic, and Native American collections. African art at the Hood, particularly strong in West African masks and wooden figural sculptures, has been strengthened recently by the addition of important contemporary works. The Hood’s Melanesian art collection is among the most important in this country. In addition, the Hood has strong displays of Native American art, including a wide selection of Arctic and Plains objects. The gallery was provided through the generous support of Alvin P. Gutman, Class of 1940.

The Israel Sack Gallery: American Art

Featuring works from the museum’s American collection, the Sack Gallery displays portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre paintings by noted American artists including William Merritt Chase, Frederic Remington, and John Sloan, sculpture by Harriet Hosmer, and paintings by Willard Metcalf, Eastman Johnson, Abbott Thayer, Lilly Martin Spencer, and Maria Oakey Dewing. The Israel Sack Gallery was provided through the generous support of Harold M. Sack, Class of 1932.

Second-Floor Galleries

The Dorothy and Churchill Lathrop Gallery: Contemporary Art and Special Exhibitions

With its vaulted ceiling and expansive walls, the Lathrop Gallery features selected works from the museum’s contemporary collection, which includes paintings by Mark Rothko, Edward Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Louise Fishman, and sculpture by Juan Muñoz, Alison Saar, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and El Anatsui, among others. It is often the site of student activities and musical performances. Lathrop Gallery was made possible through the generosity of friends, colleagues, and former students of Professor Churchill Lathrop, first director of the Dartmouth College art galleries.

The Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery: Special Exhibitions

This gallery is the site of numerous special changing exhibitions. It was provided through the generous support of the Owen Cheatham Foundation.

The Friends Gallery: Special Exhibitions

The Friends Gallery is named for the Friends of Hopkins Center and Hood Museum of Art, an independent, non-profit organization that worked to raise funds in support of programming for both arts organizations. The Friends Gallery features changing special exhibitions.

The William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries: Special Exhibitions

Utilized for numerous special exhibitions, these galleries are named in honor of the late Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall and her late husband, William B. Jaffe, generous supporters of the arts at Dartmouth.

The Harrington Gallery: Teaching and Special Exhibitions

Designated as a teaching gallery, the Harrington Gallery hosts exhibitions organized as a collaborative teaching effort between the Hood and Dartmouth professors. The Harrington Gallery was provided through the generous support of the following family members: Frank C. Harrington; Louise C. and Frank L. Harrington, Class of 1924; Frank L. Harrington Jr., Class of 1950; Roxanna Harrington Stevenson and John M. Stevenson; Margaret T. and Thomas B. Harrington, Class of 1954; and Diantha C. and George C. Harrington, Class of 1961.

Ground Floor

The Sanders Seminar Room

The Sanders Seminar Room was provided through the generous support of the Sabra Hood Sanders Fund; Henry Marshall Sanders, Class of 1951, and Shirley Reese Sanders; and Beverly Sanders Payne and David Bennett, Class of 1958.

The Hood Museum of Art Auditorium

The 204-seat Hood Auditorium is used extensively by both the Hood Museum of Art and the College as a lecture hall and for film screenings.

The Bernstein Study-Storage Center

Dedicated to the study of works in the museum’s collection, this classroom space is utilized by Dartmouth faculty and students for both classroom and individual study, as well as by visiting scholars. The Bernstein Study-Storage Center was provided through the generosity of Jane and Raphael Bernstein.

The Bedford Courtyard

Provided by Peter and Kirsten Bedford, this outdoor courtyard includes the main entrance to the museum and features a whimsical untitled sculpture by Joel Shapiro. Bedford Courtyard is used for outdoor events at the museum during the warmer months.

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