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Bates College Museum of Art

75 Russell Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Lewiston
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Bates College has a great campus and the Museum always maintains displays that are quite impressive. Jazz was the central theme, but Maine landscapes were also displayed and were quite striking. You'll want to visit there in the Fall of the year, but with the museum's variety of programs, you will be pleasantly surprised anytime.

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lewiston, maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have lived here my whole life but it seems the only ones welcomed here are the rich snooty parents of the kids who attend this college. never have I ever been treated so rudely. I feel bad for the kids who have to deal with the parents who think they can decide who should attend

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Lake Wales, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
68 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

From my own experience, I would say that this free art Museum is worth the time! It is not extremely busy, either. Well-worth the few minutes it took.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is on the 'Maine Art Trail', which is what brought us here. That and the good reviews of other visitors perplex me. I'm sure if one were local, you would see some interesting things here over time, but perhaps due to its small size, the rotating exhibits may or may not appeal to you on a given visit. When... More

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Bridgton, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Discovered this hidden gem on a rainy day just taking a walkabout on campus while visiting from nearby Poland, ME. They were working on the exhibit and not officially open but accommodated our request to peek and it was a wonderful exhibit, made even nicer by the informal, advance preview we were permitted to have.

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Bedford, MA
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We went for the exhibit, Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, which is there 'til 12/15/12. Mighty interesting. Worth a trip.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

But for its size and price (free !) it is worth your time. Sometimes the special exhibits are strange, sometimes they are darn good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The art on display on this occasion was by senior students, and included acrylic paintings, photography, pottery, India ink drawings, and sculpture. The exhibit was well-lit and displayed, and some of was quite beautiful. The only improvements I could suggest would be a brochure about the artists whose work was displayed, and other pieces that might be available for purchase.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

The museum is easy to access on the edge of the campus and despite its small size, is worth the visit. Exhibits vary, check the website for upcoming exhibits and events before heading out.

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L/A, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Interesting and diverse exhibits to grab your imagination and intelligence....right across the way from the Ware Street Inn!

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