Hopkins Center

From the Director

Dear Hop Friends,

Spring is here and on behalf of everyone at the Hopkins Center we send you warm wishes in the hope that you are in good spirits and are staying well at this challenging time. Right now the safety of our community must be our highest priority. But the joy of coming together in one place for a shared artistic experience is something we truly miss. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been reaching out to the artists who were scheduled to be with us this spring. The arts community has proven to be among the most vulnerable during this crisis, with many experiencing serious financial hardship as their tours and related incomes crumble. We are working to postpone performances rather than cancel so that we can jointly look forward to the time when we come together again under the same roof. 

Nothing replaces a live experience that draws us together to share something wondrous. Yet we are committed to continuing our mission even if we are not able to gather. So, the Hop team has created a new virtual stage for us to gather around. We are calling it Hop@Home.

The Hopkins Center has been this community's artistic living room for nearly 60 years. And now we plan to bring the same adventurous artistry and creativity, that you are used to from the Hop, into your living room. 

We invite you to join us for weekly online programming. You can look forward to live-streamed performances, weekly film recommendations, virtual gatherings, digital HopStops,  and projects cooked up by our Ensemble directors. Our goal is to keep these events as live as possible so we can share ideas and be together virtually.

Hop@Home will also bring you information and inspiring projects from the arts community locally and around the globe through #HopTakes so you can stay connected and consider how you might engage with the arts more broadly during these extraordinary times.

This effort is an experiment and we will rely on you to help us develop and shape it, so we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Lastly, I want to express my sincere thanks for your ongoing devotion to the Hopkins Center and the arts at Dartmouth. Your continued support of our programs through your attendance and membership inspires us. Through these virtually shared arts experiences, we can continue to build the community and resilience that is truly needed at times like these.

Stay home. Stay well. Stay creatively connected.

Mary Lou Aleskie
Howard L. Gilman '44 Director
Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth


What’s Hop@Home?

Hop Director Mary Lou Aleskie welcomes you to the Hop’s new digital venuelive-streamed performances, film watch parties,  digital HopStops,  and invitations to create.

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