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Smith College Museum of Art

20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
+1 413-585-2760
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A special college museum, art for the ages in a logical top to bottom presentation

This college art museum is a wonderful reflection of alumni donated and curated pieces. It's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen F
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Hartford, Connecticut
Definitely Worth A Visit

We always enjoy visiting art museums on college campuses and had a nice experience at this museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FLB
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Claremont, California
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This museum features work by a number of art greats.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This college art museum is a wonderful reflection of alumni donated and curated pieces. It's history goes back to the 19th C when the college art instructor, Tryon left his personal collection and works of art to form this museum. He is a well known...More

Thank Allen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoy visiting art museums on college campuses and had a nice experience at this museum. It is a nice size and the exhibit was very nice. Walking the campus is also very special.

Thank FLB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is beautiful. The collection of works are impressive. There are studies here for Sunday in The Park. The bathrooms alone, which are artist designed on the first floor are worth the trip.

Thank TravelBug_99938
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Any city would be proud to have this institution, but to find this in Northampton is amazing. The collection is very thorough and the descriptions are extremely helpful to a non-art student. This is a teaching museum so some of the exhibit rooms change frequently....More

Thank James G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Charging admission fee for a college art museum is rather rare, but this is a quality museum (yes I know there are better ones that are free out there but still....) Check out the 'designer restroom' and the small but interesting exhibition on Japanese art...More

Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The exhibition on "The Villas of Oplontis" now running through August 13 is a jewel. It highlights the contents of the two structures buried under 28 feet of volcanic ash by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79. The small scale lends intimacy to the collection,...More

Thank Hedonicus
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I visited the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Mass. on Sunday, August 6th. It is worth visiting. The museum has four full floors of a very good selection of various types of art, including American, European, African, Asian, Ancient World...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My purpose in going to the museum was to attend the special exhibition, "Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii." It consists of artifacts recovered from two Roman estates buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The botanical gardens are placed all around the campus...and were delightful to behold. Their greenhouses had a huge selection of exotic plants.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I really did not see any masterpieces in this art gallery. The yale gallery is superiorand isn't fabulous either but i am from NYC and have been to galleries all over Europe as well asthe City.

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