The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College will reopen to the public on Saturday, January 26, 2019, after the long-awaited completion of a multi-year, $50 million renovation project.
The museum now boasts 40% more gallery space (the number of galleries has increased from 10 to 16), expanded classroom capacity, architectural improvements and greatly optimized use of space.
“I’m just hoping people come in and get a little surprise,” says Hood Director John Stomberg. “We want this to be a place of experiences.” (1)
This new enlarged footprint reaffirms the museum’s commitment to the Dartmouth community and its contributions to the curriculum for students.
“Classes can come to the museum for any number of reasons,” according to Amelia Kahl, the Hood Museum associate curator of academic programming. “Almost any class could find something to look at as long as they’re open to talking about creativity and developing visual skills.” (2)
The renovation includes expanded and updated storage capabilities. The goal was to maximize and optimize storage capacity to allow greater access and space for students to study art. In fact, storage areas play an integral role in academics.
“I hope it becomes a place that’s really valued for being a welcoming and vibrant part of campus life,” says deputy director Juliette Bianco. “Encountering objects in a museum can change one’s interaction with the world and other people.” (3)
Integral Storage Solutions contributed to the project with the design and installation of Montel Storage products. The images below document the installation.
For more information about Hood Museum of Art, visit their website.