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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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Fantastic museum in the heart of Williams College

I was visiting Williams College with my daughter. She had a prearranged agenda that did not include parents. With some time to spend on my own, I decided to venture into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was visiting Williams College with my daughter. She had a prearranged agenda that did not include parents. With some time to spend on my own, I decided to venture into the Williams College Museum of Art. There is a Warhol exhibit featuring Andy Warhol's books. One could spend hours just reading and reviewing all that was included within the... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a great display on Warhol! We learned so much about his life and works. I had no idea he illustrated so many books and ads. The rest of the museum is also quite nice. We also enjoyed the outdoors "Eyes" sculpture. Can't believe its free!

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Dobbs Ferry, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Wonderful new book making space. Also enjoyed the exhibits. Can't believe that there is no admission fee. Such a gift.

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Oakville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have visited this art gallery a few times now, and each time has been wonderful. The art exhibits are rotated on a regular basis and the shows are interesting. The bonus - FREE ADMISSION! What can you not like about that, It is a small gallery on two floors, so it does not take a long time to get... More 

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Small museum, but an interesting collection. Unfortunately, many of the exhibits were being changed when we visited, but we plan to return for the new exhibits on our next trip to Williamstown. My partner especially enjoyed the Assyrian display, while I loved the portraits. Nice little gift shop. Free admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went to the wonderful special event "A Night at the Museum" and had an absolute blast! It's a smaller museum but the artwork displayed was wonderful! The staff were all energetic and the tours and games for the special event were fun and informative! I would definitely recommend stopping in especially if you're in town to visit The Clarke,... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What a funky place! It's a small space, but it really featured some interesting art I haven't seen before. Definitely worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Well worth the visit when you go to see the Clark. Some very nice trompe l'oeil and a nice range of special exhibits when we where there. Especially interested in the Islamic calligraphy but there was contemporary installations, a wide range of masters. No fee. Enjoyed it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stopped by on a whim while traveling through the area and had a very enjoyable 2 hour visit. The museum has an eclectic collection, some of which are curated by the students who did a very good job. As an example we enjoyed a special collection of Indian raga prints, a modern art installation on Franz West https://artsy.net/artist/franz-west focusing on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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