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Membership FAQs

  • How do I become a Friend of the Hood?

    Our admission has always been free, and we are pleased to announce that membership is now free too, thanks to the new Friends of the Hood program!

    It's free and easy to become a Friend today!

    All current members are automatically Friends of the Hood Museum of Art. Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we are asking that our Friends consider an annual contribution. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services. We will reach out to you late each year for your support, but you can give at any time.

  • How do I donate to the museum?

    Our supporters help this institution enrich lives through art. Our admission has always been free, and we are pleased to announce that membership is now free too, thanks to the new Friends of the Hood Museum of Art program! It's free and easy to become a Friend today!

    Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we are asking that our Friends consider an annual contribution to the Friends of the Hood. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services. We will reach out to you late each year for your support, but you can give at any time. 

    If you would like to make a financial contribution to the Hood Museum of Art, please visit our Make a Gift page to give online or learn about ways to support specific infrastructure and programming initiatives through endowment gifts and planned giving.

    To support the renovation and expansion of our galleries and teaching facilities, please visit our Support the Expansion page.

    For information about donating a work of art, please visit our Gifts of Art page.

  • Is my Friends of the Hood annual contribution tax deductible?

    Rather than paying membership dues upfront, we are asking that our Friends consider an annual contribution to the Friends of the Hood. These donations are 100% tax deductible and directly support Hood exhibitions, programs, and services. We will reach out to you late each year for your support, but you can give at any time.

  • How can I stay informed about exhibitions, programming, and events?

    Join the Friends of the Hood program to stay on top of what is happening at the Hood. It's free and easy to become a Friend today! As a Friend of the Hood you will receive the Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, a full-color publication with features on the collections, current and upcoming exhibitions, acquisitions, staff changes, news, and a calendar of events. When you supply the museum with your email address, you will also receive Hood Happenings, a monthly electronic update highlighting news, exhibitions, and events.

  • My company has a matching gift program. Is the Hood eligible to receive the matching gift?

    The Hood Museum of Art is able to accept matching gifts. For details, please call the museum at (603) 646-2808 or contact us via email.

  • Why offer free membership?

    We believe it is the right thing to do for our members. As a cultural institution that serves Dartmouth, the Upper Valley, and the greater alumni and museum community around the world, the Hood wants to be open and accessible to all. Having free membership makes belonging possible for everyone.

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