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Arts Across Campus

Dartmouth’s arts district: The Black Family Visual Arts Center (right), the Hood Museum of Art (center), and the Hopkins Center for the Arts (left) frame the Maffei Arts Plaza.

Studio art and econ major Sabrina Yegela '13 installs a sculpture, which incorporates Tanzanian kanga cloth and wire to explore cultural perceptions of beauty.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts hosts at least 100 live performances a year, including Department of Theater and student productions.

The Hood Museum of Art has one of America’s largest university collections and is free and open to the public.

The rehearsal director for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater conducts a master class.

The liberal ARTS: Creativity is at the heart of a Dartmouth education. The thriving campus arts district unites the Hopkins Center for the Arts, the Hood Museum of Art, and the new Black Family Visual Arts Center. Find what moves you here.

Hopkins Center for the Arts

One of the nation’s foremost campus-based arts centers, the “Hop” annually presents a broad array of world-class music, dance, theater, and film programs, as well as more than 100 student performances.


Hood Museum of Art

Housing one of the oldest and largest American university art collections ( with more than 70,000 works), the Hood facilitates meaningful encounters with art for the campus and greater communities.


Academic Arts

Dartmouth’s academic arts departments—Art History, Film and Media Studies, Music, Studio Art, and Theater—enrich the curriculum and the life of the arts on campus.


Orchestras are just one of many arts programs at Dartmouth

Hop Ensembles

From the Gospel Choir to dance, Dartmouth students—and in some cases community members—perform in eight ensembles, working with distinguished directors and engaging with renowned guest artists.


Student Programs at the Hood Museum of Art

The Hood's extensive student programs include employment, events, and the distinctive opportunity to mine the museum’s collections to curate original exhibitions.


Book arts are just one of many arts programs at Dartmouth

Public Art on Campus

A distinguished collection of works of public art grace Dartmouth’s campus, including Ellsworth Kelly’s Dartmouth Panels, a major site-specific piece.


Book Arts Program

Dartmouth's Book Arts Program offers instruction, workshops, and studio access for letterpress printing and book binding.


Student-Run Arts Groups

The arts are well represented among Dartmouth’s more than 160 student-run groups.