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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Upstate NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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282 reviews 282 reviews
73 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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