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Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
+1 413-597-2429
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Loved the "eyes"

There was no charge for this Williams College museum. Before entering the museum, I enjoyed seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flehrer
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Small but nice

This museum has a bit of everything from contemporary to old masters. It has a nice selection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Limulus49
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New Hampshire
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WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects. At the heart of the Williams College campus the museum draws on the collaborative and multidisciplinary ethos of the surrounding college to enliven the more than 14,000 works in its growing collection. The museum and its collection is a catalyst for student learning and community engagement. Situated in the rich cultural landscape of the Berkshires, WCMA is free and open to all.
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15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was no charge for this Williams College museum. Before entering the museum, I enjoyed seeing all of the "eye" sculptures on the lawn. The museum was small but had some great exhibits. It is definitely worth a visit. Be sure to walk down the...More

Thank flehrer
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello flehrer, We're happy to hear you enjoyed our Louise Bourgeoise "Eye" sculptures. We would also definitely recommend a walk down nearby Spring Street to explore its fun shops and tasty restaurants. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a bit of everything from contemporary to old masters. It has a nice selection of each. They were changing displays the day we were there, so some of the spaces were closed. Best part is that it is FREE.

Thank Limulus49
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Limulus49, Thank you for reviewing WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoyed exploring our varied collection. We hope to have you back soon for our new fall exhibitions!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed touring this museum, which offered free admission. We would have liked to see more of the displays, however several galleries were undergoing renovations. We would also recommend touring the older Chapin Library on the Williams campus and the new library as well.

Thank ctp1513
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello ctp1513, Thank you for visiting WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoyed touring WCMA and the surrounding Williams College Campus. We hope to have you back soon for our fall exhibitions. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending $20 (or more) for other local art museums, this place is a free refreshing treat! Parking is very limited, so if you have parked downtown, just walk over to this place. Variety of ancient art to modern pieces, with a big upstairs room...More

Thank fflbrgst
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello fflbrgst, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed viewing our varied exhibitions. If you do park on nearby Spring Street, make sure to check out all the fun shops and restaurants! We hope to...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I spent about an hour and a half on a recent Saturday afternoon exploring this little gem. Living in western Massachusetts for several years, we finally found the time to go and were sorry we had waited so long. The collection, while...More

Thank mildredp19452017
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello mildredp19452017, Thank you for visiting WCMA! We're happy to hear you enjoyed exploring our varied collection and gift shop. We'd love to have you back soon to see our fall exhibitions or at one of our free programs.

Reviewed 7 August 2017

They had this exhibit on the first floor of everything that the museum acquired from 1960 to 1963 in order of its acquisition - a bit like fireworks. Very fun to see what one person decided to acquire. Then on Thursday nights in the summer...More

Thank Timothy5
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Timothy5, Thank you for attending one of our Summer School programs! We'd love to have you back for some of our fall programs.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

There was nothing special on exhibit and much of the permanent collection was on loan judging from the numbered blank spots on the walls, though I did find Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgoski interesting to look at.More

Thank Mary R
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello Mary R, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review. The numbered blank spots on the walls of our "Accession Number" exhibition actually refer to objects that are no longer in WCMA's collection, either because they were deaccessioned (meaning the museum...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

My friend and I were looking for something to do and came across the free summer lecture that is offered at the Museum on Thursdays during the summer. Try to go to one; it's fantastic! We listened to an awesome lecture on Robert Rauschenberg and...More

Thank SavvyTravvies
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello SavvyTravvies, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed one of our Summer School mini courses, and the free snacks, drinks, and fun afterward. Our Summer School programs continue through August 24, we'd love to have you back! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was an impressive college museum, but the problem was the art arrangement on the first floor titled "New Acquisitions." There were no cards next to the items to identify or explain the art; you had to find their ID numbers on a printed sheet....More

Thank MariaTer.
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello MariaTer., Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoyed touring our upstairs exhibitions including "Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi", "The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689-1913", and "Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography." Our exhibitions change often and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Any museum that requires a book to tell you what's hanging on the walls, and lists within that book all of the art works by the name of the person who gave them, not by the artist, is asking for criticism. The art is not...More

Thank Sara S
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello Sara S, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. The "Accession Number" exhibition presents the 396 works of art WCMA acquired between 1960 and 1962. This brief period of WCMA's collecting history was reassembled chronologically for the exhibition, without omitting missing or...More

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