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Smith College Museum of Art

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Address: 20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
Phone Number: +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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Amazing treasure trove

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I live I Northampton, so I visit this museum not infrequently. If you're in town, you should definitely set aside time for a visit if you're even a bit of a museum-goer. The permanent collection is outstanding and has a world-class array of Impressionist works, with one or more examples from most of the major Impressionist artists. You should also... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We ducked in here to dry off after walking through the campus in the rain with few expectations about the art. We left wowed by the quality of the works on display in this small college art museum. Many genres drew our attention, from paintings to multimedia installations. They came from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and perhaps other areas... More 

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