Hood Museum of Art
Hanover, NH 03755
Open year-round, closed on Mondays
The Hood Museum of Art is a teaching museum. Our mission is to create an ideal learning environment that fosters transformative encounters with works of art. There are many exciting things to see when you visit the Hood, both inside and outside. From the rich selections of American, ancient, European, African, Oceanic, and Native American art on the first floor of the museum to the provocative changing special exhibitions and contemporary art highlights on the second floor, the famous Orozco murals, the outdoor sculpture on campus, and the postmodern architecture of the museum building itself, there is something for every interest.
The Hood preserves 65,000 works of art representing a broad range of cultural areas and historical periods from ancient civilizations, Asia, America, Europe, Africa, Papua New Guinea, and many other regions of the world. Highlights include the magnificent ninth-century BCE reliefs from the Assyrian palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Selections that are always on view encompass ancient, Asian, and European prints, paintings, and sculpture, American colonial silver and paintings and sculpture to 1948, and major works of modern and contemporary art. The collections of Oceanic, Native American, and African art rotate throughout the year. The museum is free and open to the public.