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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
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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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A world-class collection!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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

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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 

Thank eitravel76
Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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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