This event is by invitation only.
Construction image of the Hop
Member Event
Hopkins Center for the Arts

Topping Off Celebration

February 28, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Special Event season. This is an archived view.

Please join us as we celebrate a pivotal moment in the Hop's transformation into a welcoming space for gathering and creation.

23/24 Special Event

A year into the renovation and expansion of our iconic center, we now pause for a moment and invite you—our community of supporters, colleagues, arts-lovers and workers committed to this inspiring vision—to gather together as we share our progress and lean into our inspiring future together.


In case of inclement weather, a smaller ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 29.

This event is free and by invitation only. Your reply is kindly requested. Please contact us to learn more.

Schedule of Events

11:30 am - 1 pm
Community Lunch
Courtyard Café

Signing of the Beam
Hopkins Center construction site in front of Wilson Hall

1 pm
Presentation & Reveal of the Architectural Model for the New Hopkins Center
Russo Atrium of the Hood Museum

1:30 pm
Raising of the Beam 
Viewing locations from the Hayward Room of the Hanover Inn and the Dartmouth Green

Contact Us

Visiting Information

Hood Museum of Art
6 E Wheelock St,
Hanover, NH 03755

Directions to Venue