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Williams College Museum of Art

Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone Number: +1 413-597-2429
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Heavy on the "hidden". But worth seeking out with a little walking to find. Franz West was fun to see.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This little on-campus museum in Williamstown is a gem. Many people mention that it's free, but you should also appreciate that its gift shop is very reasonably priced and helped me solve a few birthday present voids! The staff is friendly, and it's worth a stop as you tour the area and travel Route 2.

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Arnold, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

the architecture and exhibits complimented each other -lines of the structure and curves of the sculptures

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new canaan ct
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A small art museum always worth a visit. I go every time I'm in Wiliamstown. Features small, good shows covering major world art traditions. Exhibitions change several time a year.

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Toronto, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Dropped in for the folk art show which was small and well laid out. Like lots of college galleries there are the usual space issues but there is a variety of things to appeal to all interests. I hope the sparse attendance was just a function of the time of visit as all the effort should be better appreciated.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Yes, in comparison to the Clark, the Williams College Museum of Art is a lot smaller, but it earnestly makes up for it in the quality of the absolutely fascinating exhibits it stages on a regular basis. At times it almost seems like the offspring of The Clark and Mass MoCA for the combination of avant garde art and classical... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is free and small. The staff is delightful and helpful. Two levels and usually a special exhibit.

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Rome, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A Remington sculpture piqued my interest moderately. Otherwise, it is a small and boring museum with an abundance of mundane works. The Clark Institute of Art (less than a mile away) puts it to shame, so don’t bother with this one unless you have nothing better to do. Admission is free. Closed on Wednesdays.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This museum is worth visiting. The selection may not be as extensive as Clarke Museum but you can't visit one without the other. Staff is also quite helpful and peasant.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Between the Clark Institute and Mass MOCA, this small museum is definitely worth a stop. The free entry is another incentive.

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