Hood Museum of Art, Hanover

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The Hood Museum of Art’s collection is among the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, totaling more than 65,000 works across a broad spectrum of cultures and historical periods.

The collection encompasses important holdings of American, Native American, European, African, and Melanesian art, including a significant collection of indigenous Australian contemporary art and a major archive of photojournalism. Among the collection’s greatest treasures are Assyrian stone reliefs and the fresco mural cycle "The Epic of American Civilization," by José Clemente Orozco. Work out when and for how long to visit Hood Museum of Art and other Hanover attractions using our handy Hanover journey planner.
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  • I work at one of the Five Colleges in Western Mass, and there are some nice museums among them, but I thought this one was even a bit better than Smith College's (our fave among them). Interesting...  more »
  • Such a beautiful collection. So many interesting objects and artworks. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety. Really enjoyable.  more »
  • Renovation turned this place into a gem. They removed their previously dominating stodgy renaissance to a small couple rooms on the side and replaced it with an incredible contemporary art collection. It's a small museum you can absorb in just over an hour, but well worth the visit.
  • Free admission, excellent collection of art on display here. Enjoyed going for a stroll with my wife and a newborn baby. Peaceful and not crowded.
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