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Williams College Museum of Art

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Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
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+1 413-597-2429
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WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its...

WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects. At the heart of the Williams College campus the museum draws on the collaborative and multidisciplinary ethos of the surrounding college to enliven the more than 14,000 works in its growing collection. The museum and its collection is a catalyst for student learning and community engagement. Situated in the rich cultural landscape of the Berkshires, WCMA is free and open to all.

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Eclectic collection

This is a perfect museum for those looking to see everything in one visit. Many different types of art on display, some very contemporary and others traditional. Very quiet and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Windham
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is located in the art building at Williams College. Its collection includes some interesting items, but the display of the items is very confusing. Their special exhibit was a collection of all the items obtained during the 1960s. Everything was together without a theme - phaoronic art next to European paintings next to silver next to etc etc... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect museum for those looking to see everything in one visit. Many different types of art on display, some very contemporary and others traditional. Very quiet and peaceful allowing for immersion into the specific exhibits one is interested in. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Alan a
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Alan a, Thank you for visiting WCMA. We are happy to hear you enjoyed exploring our varied collection. Art can indeed provide a peaceful moment. We're glad you were able to find some tranquility within our walls. We hope to have you back soon! Thank you for the review. More 

Amesbury, Massachusetts
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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised to find parking easy and access free, but that was just the start. The well-placed art, and incredible artifacts on display stunned us..historically and artistically significant artwork and artifacts surprised us around almost every corner. Giant gypsum carvings from 800 BC, an original Frederick Remington and an interesting collection of paintings and special exhibits worth your... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello ragtop_rider, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed seeing some of the treasures of our collection. Our exhibitions change frequently throughout the year, so we hope to see you back soon! More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Most of the art is what you would consider modern. Downstairs is a revolving exhibition with the more traditional collection upstairs. This was our second visit in five years so we thought we would give it another try. Most of it was lost on us. Did not care for most of what was displayed and especially what was downstairs. The... More 

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Thank JEM02882
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello JEM02882, Thank you for visiting WCMA. As always, art is subjective, and our varied exhibitions can appeal to many different tastes. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed "The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689–1913." We hope some of our future exhibitions can also appeal to your "traditional" tastes. More 

Cheshire, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Mostly modern art, I found this to be quaint. However, there are some classics like 2 original Remingtons! Nice way to spend an afternoon on a rainy day!

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello gnaturecenter, Thank you for visiting WCMA. We're happy we could help make your rainy afternoon more enjoyable. Thank you for the review! More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Good selection of artworks. Good fun exhibits. I particularly liked the eyes outside the building in a good square.

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Thank RachelDunsdon
WCMA, Communiations Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello RachelDunsdon, We're happy to hear you enjoyed our current exhibitions. We love our eyes sculptures too! Hope to have you back soon! Thank you for the review. More 

Troy New York
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

While the Williams College Museum of Art is much smaller than the Clark Art Institute a few blocks away, and its collections are not nearly as deep, I visit it whenever I can. Why? It starts with Sumerians and continues to Contemporary, with some interesting stops along the way. They display the closest Gaston Lachaise to my home, and for... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello TroyWoody, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoy our varied collection and programs. We hope to have you back soon! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a lovely experience. The temporary exhibition was wonderful and the permanent collection impressive. I enjoyed the gift shop and the staff was friendly and informative.

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Thank TIGERLILY1202
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello TIGERLILY1202, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoyed touring our varied exhibitions and gift shop. We hope you can join us for one of our free programs soon! More 

Aurora
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Though not nearly as good as the nearby Clark, some of the permanent exhibits are OK, with the various special exhibits trending toward the PC, avant-garde or just plain weird. No entry fee. Only 4-5 galleries. 30 minutes is all it takes, assuming you walk slowly. If you miss it, worry not: it's not that great, but it is assiduously... More 

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WCMA, Communications Design at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Film G, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review. If you prefer a museum experience that engages more of your time, we suggest you attend one of our programs which provide a deeper look and understanding of our exhibitions. Our varied collection and exhibitions are a great way for anyone to learn something new or... More 

new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A gem of a museum in an attractive location - friendly informative staff - not to be missed and it's free

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello andrea685, Thank you for visiting WCMA! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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