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Williams College Museum of Art

15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267
+1 413-597-2429
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Williamstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this museum, especially now that the Clark has become a behemoth of tourist stops. The permanent collection features some great treats, especially the Grant Wood, which I prefer over a roomful of most Homers. As well, the new curated and traveling exhibits are almost always exciting and educational. I like everything about this unpretentious, accessible museum from its... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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37 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We love museums that aren't busy, so the Williams College Museum of Art was a big hit on that count. Loved the exhibit of prints that had been loaned out to students—a fabulous (and generous) concept!

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New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We always totally enjoy the exhibits at this museum which mixes contemporary and traditional art and artifacts. The museum shop is also lovely with great gift items. The setting and access to the museum are great. Lovely outdoor sculptures and seats. There is no admission charge so how can you beat that? Certainly a must see in the Berkshires.

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I both enjoy art and often visit museums when we travel. Because we could only do so much in our visit to Williamstown, we opted for the free campus Museum of Art. It has a nice variety of art on display in several galleries.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Williams College Museum of Art has a very nice collection of early American art. It also has eclectic art and some contemporary pieces. It would be a shame to be in Williamstown and miss this small but worthwhile museum.

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Indianapolis
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222 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Went because of a suggestion by the resort concierge. Has a good cross section of student works and modern masters (Wood, Whistler, Ansell Adams, Cassel, etc.) . But the real gem (for me) was tucked away on the second floor. One of the original copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, a copy of the Federalist Papers printed by Franklin... More

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Stephentown, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This museum is right on route 2 - the main road through the WIlliams campus and WIlliamstown, and yet you can drive right by without realizing it. There is limited parking near the entrance, but it's also a nice walk from the main strip of shops and eateries - Spring Street. Admission is free, the art is modern, the staff... More

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Good visit, varied art, note this is a college campus some art may invoke conversation with children and teens

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Sometimes you get what you pay for. We were disappointed in this museum. Might be fun for younger visitors. Quirky anyway.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Don't miss this art museum! It's located in the center of town, it's free and it has a very interesting exhibitions. I think it's a "must see" in Williamstown. We've been there a few times and we were always satisfied. The layout of the museum is beautiful and spacious.

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