Worth Knowing: Newly renovated and expanded Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth to open on January 26, 2019


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The newly renovated and expanded Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth will open to the public on January 26, 2019, following two years of construction. Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA), the expanded museum ties together the College’s academic and research priorities with an emphasis on the arts at Dartmouth. The building is a hybrid of newly constructed facilities and restored and updated spaces from the original 1985 Charles Moore building, and provides active spaces for teaching, exhibition, exploration, and dialogue.

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Phil Hanlon, President of Dartmouth, explains, “The renovated Hood is an inviting front door for the arts at Dartmouth that puts our educational mission front and center. Fresh, state-of-the-art spaces will enable our students and faculty to engage directly with the 65,000 objects in the Hood’s collection, presenting an ideal environment for experiential learning and one that makes the Hood a national model teaching museum for the 21st century.”

John Stomberg, Director of the Hood Museum of Art, adds, “The new Hood will be a place for active engagement. The art installations and programs will be deeply connected to our ever- changing societies and cultures. The Hood will continue preserving the past and embracing the present but will aspire also to shape the future by choreographing vital encounters with important works of art. In short, the new Hood will be a responsive museum, committed to the exchange of beliefs and ideas that characterize life today.”

For more on this story, see this press release

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