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Williams College Museum of Art

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Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
Phone Number: +1 413-597-2429
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WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its...

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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Mostly modern art, I found this to be quaint. However, there are some classics like 2 original Remingtons! Nice way to spend an afternoon on a rainy day!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly modern art, I found this to be quaint. However, there are some classics like 2 original Remingtons! Nice way to spend an afternoon on a rainy day!

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Thank gnaturecenter
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello gnaturecenter, Thank you for visiting WCMA. We're happy we could help make your rainy afternoon more enjoyable. Thank you for the review! More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of artworks. Good fun exhibits. I particularly liked the eyes outside the building in a good square.

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Thank RachelDunsdon
WCMA, Communiations Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello RachelDunsdon, We're happy to hear you enjoyed our current exhibitions. We love our eyes sculptures too! Hope to have you back soon! Thank you for the review. More 

Troy New York
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the Williams College Museum of Art is much smaller than the Clark Art Institute a few blocks away, and its collections are not nearly as deep, I visit it whenever I can. Why? It starts with Sumerians and continues to Contemporary, with some interesting stops along the way. They display the closest Gaston Lachaise to my home, and for... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello TroyWoody, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoy our varied collection and programs. We hope to have you back soon! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely experience. The temporary exhibition was wonderful and the permanent collection impressive. I enjoyed the gift shop and the staff was friendly and informative.

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello TIGERLILY1202, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoyed touring our varied exhibitions and gift shop. We hope you can join us for one of our free programs soon! More 

Aurora
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Though not nearly as good as the nearby Clark, some of the permanent exhibits are OK, with the various special exhibits trending toward the PC, avant-garde or just plain weird. No entry fee. Only 4-5 galleries. 30 minutes is all it takes, assuming you walk slowly. If you miss it, worry not: it's not that great, but it is assiduously... More 

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WCMA, Communications Design at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Film G, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review. If you prefer a museum experience that engages more of your time, we suggest you attend one of our programs which provide a deeper look and understanding of our exhibitions. Our varied collection and exhibitions are a great way for anyone to learn something new or... More 

new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A gem of a museum in an attractive location - friendly informative staff - not to be missed and it's free

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello andrea685, Thank you for visiting WCMA! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a gem of a museum. A large eclectic collection that varies. Many familiar artists ; sculpture, paintings, ephemeral, maritime, photography, history.. Always a special exhibit. Museum has grand layout that takes advantage of the light. Students have an opportunity to put real beauties in their dorms for a semester. Choices are hung in the museum before selections (called... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello grandmeggy, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. We're happy to hear you enjoy coming back to WCMA to continue exploring our varied collection and new exhibitions. Our WALLS (Williams Art Loan for Living Spaces) program and "Object Lab" are certainly great ways for students to get involved with the museum. We hope to have you back... More 

North Luffenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The whole experience was very pleasant and if you are visiting Williamstown then make sure you add this to the list!

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello P44cka, Thank you for visiting WCMA! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at WCMA and hope you enjoyed exploring the rest of beautiful Williamstown. More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We've been to heaps of art museums around the world but this little museum is such a surprise that you'd have to rate it highly. Set in the beautiful grounds of Williams College the interior architecture is a perfect foil the displays. We loved the juxtaposition of modern works mixed with some great masters. How lucky are the students here... More 

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Thank KathyH111
WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello KathyH111, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA! We're happy to hear you enjoyed viewing our varied collection, we love the "eyes" too. We hope to see you back again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This gallery houses wonderful collections of contemporary and traditional art in beautiful spaces, beautifully displayed. It is free of charge and friendly staff are available to answer questions. We have visited many times over the years and always enjoy it.

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello tikkitikkitembo, We're happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting WCMA again and again. We hope to have you back soon. Thank you for your review. More 

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