Hood Museum of Art

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Hood Museum of Art
Hood Museum of Art.
Established 1772 (1772)
Location Hanover, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°42′08″N 72°17′17″W / 43.70222°N 72.28806°W / 43.70222; -72.28806Coordinates: 43°42′08″N 72°17′17″W / 43.70222°N 72.28806°W / 43.70222; -72.28806
Type Art museum
Collection size 65,000
Director Michael R. Taylor
Owner Dartmouth College
Website hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu

The Hood Museum of Art is a museum in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Dating back to 1772, the museum is owned and operated by Dartmouth College and is connected to the Hopkins Center for the Arts.[1] The current building, designed by Charles Willard Moore and Chad Floyd, opened in the fall of 1985.[2] It houses both permanent collections and visiting exhibitions. The museum includes a store and is connected to a café. Beneath the museum is the Arthur M. Loew Auditorium, which regularly has movie showings. It currently has over 65,000 objects in its possession, including a collection of Assyrian stone reliefs from Nimrud, Iraq.

The museum has paintings by Perugino and his workshop, Luca Giordano, Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Rene Jollain (Belisarius Begging for Alms), Pompeo Batoni, Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, and Jan Davidszoon de Heem. Later European painters represented include Alfred Sisley (Loing Canal at Loing), Vuillard and Picasso. Americans with paintings here include Joseph Blackburn, Gignoux (New Hampshire), Rockwell Kent, John French Sloan (Roofs of Chelsea, New York City), and Georgia O'Keeffe. The nearby Baker Library has a large collection of murals by José Clemente Orozco.

The director of the museum is Dr. Michael R. Taylor.


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