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Smith College Museum of Art

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Address: 20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
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+1 413-585-2760
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

This museum features work by a number of art greats.

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Great art gallery - ignore the fact its a student resource and inspiration - some 25k pieces - great layout and interesting blend - should not ignore if in the area. Artistic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great art gallery - ignore the fact its a student resource and inspiration - some 25k pieces - great layout and interesting blend - should not ignore if in the area. Artistic director done a wonderful job with it

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Lecanto, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 19th and early 20th century collection is peerless, in part because the American painters are featured along with the French impressionists and others of the era. If you are in the area and care about art, GO! But remember to bring quarters for the parking meters.

Thank Chescat5
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is beautiful. A large collection and beautiful viewing galleries. This is a must see while in Northampton!

Thank COtravelfam04
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The exhibit from a villa near Pompei is outstanding, and will be at Smith until August 2017. After touring the exhibit, we viewed the regular collection and were very impressed.

Thank Italy2013_13
Groton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I am a bit of an art junkie - so first the positives. Lovely building with lots of natural light - really nice design of a place on 4 levels. Some nice pieces of work from French Impressionists to contemporary photographers. One negative is that you have to pay to get in (in fairness lots of discounts and its only... More 

Thank Alan P
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have lived here for over 30 years but came here for the first time recently. This place is small but world class. Excellent sampling of many of the famous artists. I was shocked- this museum is a hidden treasure that must not be missed!!

Thank Robert L
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stopped at the museum. Parked on a side street. Received the senior discount and visited the museum. They did an excellent job in selecting the art. We recognized many artist from other sites. it took about 2 hours to visit the museum. Many different items to look at. A not to miss place.

Thank Colby R
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Don't think for a moment that because the museum's name has the word "college" in it that this is something less than a world-class collection of art! I've lived near this museum for over 40 years, and I never cease to be amazed at the depth and breadth of its holdings. While it's sad that they began to charge admission... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Has a wonderful collection of eclectic art. Very peaceful way to spend some time. There is a nice cafe in the lobby area that is quite pleasing. Worth the visit when you are around Smith College which is adjacent to Northampton center, a lively place.

Thank Dukecurran
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

While this place is not exactly kid friendly, it does have a lot to look out for the smaller ones that can't run out of your hands yet. It is a nice place to sit, think, and relax.

Thank FR34

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