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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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This museum features work by a number of art greats.

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Check out the first floor....

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum on the Smith College campus. Regular and rotating collections. Special events, too. Much to see!

Thank David P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

4 floors of treats, but the top floor is the total stunner. Early to post-impressionist. The Impressionist walls are covered with paintings that represent the great work of more important Impressionists than one would ever expect to see gathered in a single place smaller than the Met. The Childe Hassam that reminds you immediately of the post-war parade Manhattan. Beautiful... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Can't believe their permanent collection includes so many of the European art masters here. Exhibits and layout are well spaced. One of their exhibits now is "When In Rome: Prints & Photographs, 1550–1900" which examines ways the city of Rome has been pictured. From 16th century engravings to 19th century photographs, the exhibit documents the changing face of Rome and... More 

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Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum has an extensive collection of art from around the world and time period. Great American and European masters' collection with works by O'Keefe, Monet, Degas, Cole, Church, and many, many more. Great African and Asian collection too, as well objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Roman Empire, etc. Do not miss the men's and women's rooms on the bottom... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is another western Massachusetts treasure with an outstanding permanent collection that includes Monet,Cezanne, Pisarro, Courbet, Roualt, Rodin, Boudon, Odilon, Hassam, Copley and more. They also have some artifacts from ancient Egypt and Greece as well as changeable exhibits that are modern. One interesting thing they have done is commission different artists to produce the benches in each gallery... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a quiet gem for any art lover. This museum has a terrific collection of paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs. It is worth an effort to walk up the hill from Northampton's downtown and spend an hour in the peaceful surrounding of wonderful art world.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Beautiful space in which to enjoy the amazing permanent collection... dozens of important paintings by impressionists, cubists. Loved the George Bellows painting of Grand Central Station in NY being excavated... and there were fine paintings by Edward Hopper, Gris, many many others. Huge Frank Stella was very impressive. And the exhibit devoted to the work of Dr. Avery and his... More 

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Puget Sound
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We are on a quest to see Hopper, American Impressionists, and French Impressionists. Smith's Museum delivered. We saw the only Hopper, 1939's Pretty Penny, he ever did as a commission. Sargent, Whistler, Glackens, Hassam and others showed the flag. Monet, Renoir, and a large DeGas represented France. And for those that insist, there were Leger, Picasso, and Gris among so... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

For a school museum, it's quite a collection. Good to spend a nice relaxing morning or afternoon. Our visit coincided with my daughters orientation.

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