Art is SO much more than just paintings - it comes in all forms, from paint, to drawing, sculpture, and textiles to name a few - and it's also an invaluable insight into history and culture from all around the world!
The collection at the Hood Museum of Art features nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, representing a remarkable cultural and educational experience for all who visit.
There are important holdings of Native American, European, American, African and Melanesian art, including an incredibly significant collection of indigenous Australian contemporary art, AND ninth-century BCE Assyrian stone reliefs!
The Hood Museum of Art also features changing exhibits, so you can always go back and visit something new and intersting. One visit you might explore photographs exploring the the history of dolls, and the next it might be Japanese woodblock prints.
Don't miss joining one of the guided Hood Highlights Tours where you can discover various works in the galleries - no need to reserve, you can just walk up and enjoy learning!
The Hood Museum of Art also host storytime for kids, where little ones can be introduced to the art and collections of the museum with stories and play in the galleries!
It's an art-tastic day out for the family in Hanover, where you don't have to travel around the world to experience some amazing artworks - the Hood Museum of Art has brought the art world to YOU!
Free for all!
Free for all!
On an ongoing basis, they have family guides and pencils available for you to use with your children in the galleries. They will encourage conversations and different ways to engage with works of art. They also offer programs for children and families throughout the year.
Food and beverages are allowed in the atrium, but not in the galleries or the Gilman Auditorium.
Docent-led tours include a range of activities designed to appeal to different learning styles. Tours foster critical thinking and assessment, communication, collaboration, creativity, and interdisciplinary thinking. Above all, an experience at the Hood Museum of Art is designed to nurture wonder and curiosity in students of all ages. They offer docent-led tours for groups of 8 or more (free of charge) between 10am - 4:30pm Tuesdays to Fridays. Book at least 3 weeks in advance
The museum does not have a gift shop
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits
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You can take strollers into the galleries or you may leave them in the locker area.
11am - 5pm Wednesday & weekends, 11am - 8pm Thursday & Friday
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
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