Hood Museum of Art

Update for the two weeks beginning Jan. 14 and 21, 2019

Hood Museum Expansion and Renovation

The Hood Museum, recognized for seamlessly integrating its collections into the Dartmouth educational experience, is undergoing an ambitious renovation and expansion project designed to address space limitations for its programs and collections. The renovation and expansion will increase floor size by 50 percent and triple student classroom visits to more than 6,000 a year, and most importantly, ensure that the museum fulfills its mission to create a learning environment that fosters transformative educational encounters with art for everyone.

The museum celebrates with a grand re-opening Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What is happening:

  • The Hood staff is putting the final polish on the art installation and training docents for the opening.
  • The life safety, fire alarm and security systems are fully enabled and active.
  • Interior work is complete with minor punch list items wrapping up.
  • Final work on the vitrine window, a key focal point of the new building, is underway and will be complete by week of Jan. 21st, weather permitting.
  • The promenade between Lebanon and Wheelock streets will re-open the week of Jan. 21.
  • Students started attending winter-term classes at the newly renovated museum. Fencing has been modified to provide access to the Hood plaza for this purpose.

What to expect:

  • The construction fence will be moved to allow access to the Hood plaza and better access to the entrance of Wilson Hall.
  • Regular weekday work will begin at 7 a.m. Be aware of vehicles leaving and entering the construction site through marked gates. 
  • For those traveling between East Wheelock Street and Lebanon Street, pedestrians are directed through the Hopkins Center, while bicyclists are directed to use Crosby Street. Refer to the detailed map Detour map.

More Information

Click here for information on the Museum's grant opening. Read about the Museum's renovation and expansion.