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Mead Art Museum

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Address: Amherst College, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
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Small gem on lovely campus. Free admission.

The Mead Art Museum is housed in a gorgeous spot on the lovely Amherst College campus, a few minutes walk from town center [where tons of restaurants with college prices abound... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Mead Art Museum is housed in a gorgeous spot on the lovely Amherst College campus, a few minutes walk from town center [where tons of restaurants with college prices abound]. The building is a bit hard to find, but a stroll around the campus is a treat in itself. The exhibits are varied with a large center hall being... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a nice museum that is free. There are a few interesting items. The modern art is terrible, though (and I'm usually a fan) and is displayed in an unattractive way.

Thank Corgi_Oh
Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

has some good paintings as i went there in college as well as just wanting to do something locally and different and was worth the time to walk through there just to look at their collections! kudos to you for the job well done!

Thank Janet L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have visited the Mead many times and always come away impressed and more than satisfied. There are numerous excellent works of art on display at any given time, and the labels offer concise and interesting information. Temporary exhibits are always on display as well. Of course, you could also extend your visit and stroll the beautiful grounds of Amherst... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sadly, the museum is partially closed for renovations. Only a few rooms were open. We did notice in a book describing the collection that the museum has a wonderful and varied collection. Check before visiting.

Thank dodger96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The modern art collection was varied and beautiful. Great range of works by many famous artists from all time periods. Another bonus is it's free.

Thank Karen S
Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I love the surprises one finds at these small, regional, usually college-affiliated art museums. One floor of art, from ancient times to contemporary works, makes up the Mead; there is a surprise around every corner. I am a literature teacher who uses works of art in conjunction with the literary works I teach; the Mead brought to life several works... More 

Thank Jean L
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

this place is right on the Amherst campus, small but some wonderful art displayed... in a beautiful atmosphere and only a few rooms, so not long and tiring...

Thank Penny R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a lovely place. The art is excellent. Itbis just the right size to take in some att but not too much which can be overwhelming. It isnfree too! Threvis a room apl encased with wood that is sombeautiful. RObert Frostbread poetry here, somit has that historic feel as well. This is worth the visit.

Thank Judith G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

What a lovely surprise the Mead is! I've been 7-8 times since I moved here and am so impressed with the permanent and visiting exhibits. I'm always excited to hear when the next exhibit is opening! A must do in Western Massachusetts!

Thank MadGrif

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