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.
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  • FREE! Having this relatively small museum free makes it all the more appealing to enjoy in small doses. I particularly liked the combination of pre-Columbian and Byzantine art with a small room of exc...  more »
  • They have done a beautiful job on this museum. The building is lovely and bright. The collection is eclectic, as is usual with college museums, but they have an amazing Native American collection, alo...  more »
  • I really liked this place. Most importantly, it is free. It has a varied collection of art ranging from native American to Medittaranian to Modern age. There are paintings by Picasso as well. Many paintings about New England to give you a glimpse into the history of this place. Anyone visiting the area must visit this. It is very clean and well maintained.
  • Lots to see but left me quite empty, expecting more for a newly opened renovation. The rooms seemed similar perhaps larger but same artifacts. Disappointed actually. Perhaps the darkness, the sultry depressive artifacts, the bizarreness of some, left me feeling the senslessnesss of including the newest pieces. They detract from the timeless, beautiful artwork that has been revered for centuries.

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