HANOVER, New Hampshire — The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College opened its $50 million redesigned and expanded facility in January that is a combination of new construction and restoration of the original postmodern Charles Moore building.
The expansion increased the Hood’s floor space by 50%, and the five new galleries allow it to display portions of its collection that had not been shown on a regular basis, including Aboriginal Australian art, Native American art, and signature modern works by artists such as Ed Ruscha, Mark Rothko and Lorna Simpson.
There are also three new object-study rooms for increased opportunities for study and research.
The new Hood also features a prominent entrance with a large sweeping lobby that opens directly onto the Dartmouth Green, which is the heart of the campus.
The expansion and rejuvenation of the Hood is part of a planned major investment in Dartmouth’s Arts District, which includes the Hopkins Center for the Arts; the Black Family Visual Arts Center, which opened in 2012; and the DEN Innovation Center and New Venture Incubator, dedicated in 2014.