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Smith College Museum of Art

Address: 20 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063
Phone Number: 413-585-2760
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum features work by a number of art greats.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This museum features work by a number of art greats.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Small little museum with art, crafts amd sculpture displayed in three floors. I personally enjoyed the modern art pieces and especially the new purchases. The 19th century section with Cezanne, Picasso, Manet, Braque, Morandi, Gris etc unlike the importance of the names displays minor works at times uninteresting to the visitor. More like an assorted random art collection than a... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I were visiting family nearby and looking for a museum to visit. We came across Smith's museum online and decided to check it out. WHAT A COLLECTION! Seriously shocked when we saw Renoir, Degas, Warhol, Seurat, Picasso, Durer, and Monet to name just a few. This museum is phenomenal. If you're in the area it's worth your... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A remarkable collection in this museum of manageable size. Great collection of American "primitives," French 19th c. paintings by the greatest artists--and some wonderful pieces by some less famous. It also has beautiful walls--including in the ceramic tiled bathroom!

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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Smith has a nice modern collection open for viewing while the main part of their musem is closed for renovation. A gem of a Diebenkorn,a picture not so perfect Alice Neel,a Kline with the subtlest colors mixed into his standard black and white.....are just a few of the delights that wait to be discovered. And then there is the bathroom!!!... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent temporary exhibit of landscape photography by Anne Whiston Spirn. The contemporary collection has interesting pieces by less well-known Russian artists living abroad as well as good examples of works by well-known artists.

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Falmouth, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On the advice of friends we visited the Smith College Museum of Art. Although not expecting much, we were pleasantly surprised. For a small museum, it has a wonderful collection of traditional and contemporary art, much of it donated by alumni. One treat was the set of restrooms designed by several artists. Peeing has never been more interesting? The museum... More 

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northampton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You won't be disappointed, especially the older works. The newer exhibits are sometimes not worth the effort, but that is true about a lot of contemporary art. Still the museum as a whole is worth visiting over and over. And don't miss the bathrooms on the lower floor.

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Whiting, Maine, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Smith College Museum of Art, they have a very nice, quality collection. The variety and scope of artists is amazing! Definitely worth a trip of three!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wonderful collection, especially of Impressionism. Usually they have interesting special exhibits in addition to the stunning permanent collection. Make sure to go into the bathroom with the art on the toilets and sinks. The men and women's are different and both pretty cool.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just a small portion of Smith's collection is shown at any given time. This provided a chance to see wonderful works of art in an intimate venue. The docent who was there while I was visiting was very kind and knowledgable. Definitely worth a stop if you are touring Smith or any of the five colleges.

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