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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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Great July Fourth Experience

They have a great tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence, followed by a reading of King George III's rebuttal, which is accompanied by hisses and boos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

They have a great tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence, followed by a reading of King George III's rebuttal, which is accompanied by hisses and boos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visit this small gem every time we are in W'town. It is a calm alternative to MassMoca and the Clark. This year we focused on their three-room American collection; it contains one of our favorites, Grant Wood's "Death on Ridge Road." This summer they also feature Warhol, Whistle, the Prendergasts, and a nice educational display on the Trojan War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Another little gem of a small college art museum. Interesting and varied permanent collection. Current special exhibits of Andy Warhol and the Prendergasts. Spend a couple of hours - it will be well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the museum after doing a campus tour of Williams. The Andy Warhol exhibition was very interesting as it focused more on his illustration of books rather than the iconic works we all recognize. The staff werre very helpful amd the admission is free so definitely try to pop in if you're in the area. Parking in front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Andy Warhol is not my favorite artist, but I did enjoy the presentation and memorabilia presented.....overall, very enjoyable. Spent an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The extensive "Warhol By The Book" exhibit shows Andy's work in illustrations of books and book covers. Educational and and entertaining at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As this is located in Williamstown and we had visited the Clarke Art Gallery, then this was an additional treat. Rather than try to paraphrase what is contained, I urge you to check the on-line facility, which outlines the collection. An additional exhibition was Warhol by the Book a number of interesting works. I had no idea that he was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The OTHER great art museum in Williamstown. Andy Warhol exhibit was on during our visit. I never knew the full range of his interests and talents, still wouldn't if not for this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been to the Williams College Museum of Art several times and always find their exhibits intriguing, informative and well curated. Appreciate the full notes and exhibition introductions. The museum is not huge and there are always several exhibits on display so a visit is very manageable and not exhausting. The recent exhibit of American Art History provided a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited this museum for the second time on this trip to the Berkshires, stopping after a great morning at Mass MoCA which is not very far away. There is a small but interesting permanent section with many paintings with some household names and lots of materials produced in the 18th and 19th centuries for the eastern upper classes. There... More 

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Additional Information about Williams College Museum of Art

Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone Number: +1 413-597-2429
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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