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Williams College Museum of Art

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Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone Number: +1 413-597-2429
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through...
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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Small but very good

The Museum of Art at Williams College is small, but the collection is very good - including Gilbert Stuart, Diego Rivera, Edward Hopper, James Whistler and Greek Art & history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Museum of Art at Williams College is small, but the collection is very good - including Gilbert Stuart, Diego Rivera, Edward Hopper, James Whistler and Greek Art & history - as well as special exhibits. And admission is free.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had just missed a major exhibition and museum was getting ready for another show. That being said staff were very friendly price was right Free and it was still interesting to see what was there

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Im giving it an extra star since it was free. Its a really small museum and there wasnt anything really impressive to me in the museum. They have a large Edward Hopper painting which was the highlight for me. Took about 45minutes or less to go through it--2 small floors and no special exhibits when i went.

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I recently visited Williamstown to attend some shows at the theater festival. While there, I popped into the Wiliams College Art Museum and ended up staying for several hours. I had arrived early, before the museum was to open at 10:00 am on a hot day. Not a problem! There is a very pleasant terrace outside with tables, so I... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely museum, fine collection of American Art. Prenderbast, Hopper, Stuart, Peale, Copley. Well worth several hours, most enjoyable.

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Madison, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a gem of a college museum. A small but impressive American art section, a traveling exhibit about Andy Warhol. They also have rare Assyrian panels with a video showing where they would be on site, which are more valuable as the ancient site has been destroyed. The story of how they got to Williams College itself is inspired... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great Andy Warhol exhibit going on now, basing itself on his books -- books he owned, books he wrote or illustrated, and books about him, with tons of drawings, photos and prints of and by Warhol

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came to see the Warhol exhibit, and found ourselves drawn in to the WCMA's other exhibits, including their permanent collection. This is a relatively small museum, well-curated, and visitor-friendly. Curious sculpture on the grounds, and a beautiful view of the southern Berkshires make the visit even more of a pleasure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great little museum. Free! Great exhibits and then, a walk around town with a stop for ice cream or drinks. Perfect low budget day trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nestled on the scenic campus of Williams College is the Williams College Museum of Art. The Museum itself is beautiful and within walking distance to a shopping area filled with cafes and little shops. The museum itself is quite beautiful. While there we toured the Warhol Exhibit . Most of it, we actually found kind of boring, but it was... More 

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