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


The Hood Museum of Art welcomes visiting researchers to explore the collection and add to the scholarship on works in the museum’s care.


Doctoral candidate from the University of Frankfurt am Main Philipp Serba studying the Hood’s Assyrian reliefs for his thesis.


A visiting researcher examines Native American artifacts in the Bernstein Study-Storage Center.

Our Collection

Comprised of nearly 65,000 objects, the Hood’s collection includes:

  • large reliefs from ancient Assyria;
  • ancient Greek and Roman coins;
  • European and American painting;
  • Native American, African, and Oceanic art and artifacts;
  • modern and contemporary art, including a significant collection of Aboriginal Australian paintings; and
  • over twenty thousand drawings, prints, watercolors, and photographs.

Learn more about the collection or search the collection for individual works of art in the Hood’s online database.


The Hood’s public events include many lectures, gallery talks, symposia, and receptions over the course of the year. 

Make an Appointment

While the Hood is undergoing expansion and renovation, much of its collection is unavailable for teaching and research purposes. Appointments for individual researchers to study works of art are available only on a limited basis.

For More Information

Please contact Katherine Hart, senior curator of collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming.

Research Resources at Dartmouth

The Dartmouth College Library System includes the Sherman Art Library and Rauner Special Collections Library.

Visit Arts at Dartmouth for information on arts-related events and organizations on campus, including the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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