We are expanding! Check out our programming while the museum is closed.

Hood Downtown

Visit the Hood's downtown Hanover exhibition space to explore new contemporary art.

Sin-ying Ho, Rosy Garden—Unification No. 4 (detail), 2010, porcelain, high-fired reduction, hand-painted cobalt pigment, over-glaze enamel, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Ferrin Contemporary.

Sin-ying Ho, Rosy Garden—Unification No. 4 (detail), 2010, porcelain, high-fired reduction, hand-painted cobalt pigment, over-glaze enamel, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Ferrin Contemporary.

Sin-ying Ho, 9.28.2014 Occupied Central, Hong Kong (detail), 2014, porcelain, mid-fired oxidation, terra sigallata, hand-painted cobalt pigment, computer decal transfer, over-glaze enamel, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Ferrin Contemporary.

Sin-ying Ho, 9.28.2014 Occupied Central, Hong Kong (detail), 2014, porcelain, mid-fired oxidation, terra sigallata, hand-painted cobalt pigment, computer decal transfer, over-glaze enamel, clear glaze. Courtesy of the artist and Ferrin Contemporary.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street Hanover, NH, will open to the public on September 16, 2016.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Hood Downtown is located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, NH.

Spring 2018 Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Hood Downtown is closed through March 29 for exhibition changeover. "Sin-ying Ho: Past Forward" opens on March 30!

Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed

On View

Sin-Ying Ho: Past Forward
March 30 through May 27, 2018

If Chinese ceramic art has a heart, it beats in Jingdezhen. For centuries, artisans there have made vessels that traveled far and wide. Their fluid forms and recognizable decorations have inspired celebratory prose and devoted followers around the world. Today, Sin-ying Ho works in these same ceramics factories. Though Jingdezhen potters have long defined tradition, Sin-ying has expanded both their forms and their imagery in contemporary ceramics that are thoroughly of the twenty-first century. She makes her works—whether they are monumental vases or smaller, more clearly assembled sculptures—from multiple parts. She emphasizes the many parts by glazing each of the pieces differently. Together they form a whole that maintains the legacy of being created from myriad fragments.

Sin-ying’s process of building is an essential metaphor for her artistic practice. With it, she implies an optimism for our society’s continued ability to construct a unified world. As reflected in her technique, and in the themes addressed by her surface imagery, this world will necessarily be an amalgam of new and old, here and there, greed and generosity, men and women, faith and despair. Through these combinations, Sin-ying shares a worldview that acknowledges the inherent contradictions and challenges of global culture while also anticipating the uncanny beauty emerging all around us.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Philip Fowler 1927 Memorial Fund.

Upcoming Hood Downtown Exhibition

Toyin Ojih Odutola: The Firmament
June 8 through September 2, 2018

Bringing the World to Hanover: Global Contemporary Art

During the museum's closure, Hood Downtown will present an ambitious series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from around the world. Like the museum, Hood Downtown is free and open to the public, and open for extended hours. Throughout the expansion project, the exhibition space will allow us to explore exciting new directions in art and new avenues for community engagement.

Join us for social gatherings, talks, and educational programs, and explore an innovative slate of loan exhibitions featuring art in a variety of media. Many of these works by a diverse group of artists will be on view in Hanover for the first time. The exhibitions will be challenging and engaging—and fun—for both campus and community audiences.

The Hood Downtown exhibition space is generously supported by the Charles Gilman Family Endowment.

Hood Downtown is part of the museum's four-point plan for continued programming during the interval of our construction and reinstallation. Join us as we stay engaged on campus and in the community through innovative exhibitions and events.

Close
Hood Museum