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Smith College Museum of Art

20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
+1 413-585-2760
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Great Local Treat

Manageable size, quality content. This is a fine local attraction and oasis of reflection. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CMT-JWT
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Montreal, Canada
Give yourself several hours to explore!

It was a spur of the moment visit. We had gone to Hungry Ghost Bread, down the hill, and spotted... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Wildflower01945
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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This museum features work by a number of art greats.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manageable size, quality content. This is a fine local attraction and oasis of reflection. The collection of US, European and special exhibits makes this an excellent stop.

Thank CMT-JWT
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It was a spur of the moment visit. We had gone to Hungry Ghost Bread, down the hill, and spotted the museum. I thought it was free since most of the college museums around here are. Not... $5 for adults and kids under 12 free....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This college art museum is a wonderful reflection of alumni donated and curated pieces. It's history goes back to the 19th C when the college art instructor, Tryon left his personal collection and works of art to form this museum. He is a well known...More

2  Thank Allen F
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We always enjoy visiting art museums on college campuses and had a nice experience at this museum. It is a nice size and the exhibit was very nice. Walking the campus is also very special.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is beautiful. The collection of works are impressive. There are studies here for Sunday in The Park. The bathrooms alone, which are artist designed on the first floor are worth the trip.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Any city would be proud to have this institution, but to find this in Northampton is amazing. The collection is very thorough and the descriptions are extremely helpful to a non-art student. This is a teaching museum so some of the exhibit rooms change frequently....More

Thank James G
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Charging admission fee for a college art museum is rather rare, but this is a quality museum (yes I know there are better ones that are free out there but still....) Check out the 'designer restroom' and the small but interesting exhibition on Japanese art...More

1  Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

The exhibition on "The Villas of Oplontis" now running through August 13 is a jewel. It highlights the contents of the two structures buried under 28 feet of volcanic ash by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79. The small scale lends intimacy to the collection,...More

Thank Hedonicus
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

My husband and I visited the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Mass. on Sunday, August 6th. It is worth visiting. The museum has four full floors of a very good selection of various types of art, including American, European, African, Asian, Ancient World...More

Thank kzsull01
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My purpose in going to the museum was to attend the special exhibition, "Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii." It consists of artifacts recovered from two Roman estates buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79...More

Thank Bill M
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