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Muscarelle Museum of Art

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Address: Jamestown Road, next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-221-2700
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We went there to see the regular exhibit, paid and entered, and were then told that it was closed. The special exhibit consisted of blown up photographs of someone's trip to Italy... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Karen P
Putnam Valley, New York

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Putnam Valley, New York
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went there to see the regular exhibit, paid and entered, and were then told that it was closed. The special exhibit consisted of blown up photographs of someone's trip to Italy to research a woman who influenced many Popes. It was very specialized and not of interest to our group. We were very disappointed in the lack of communication... More 

Thank Karen P
Williamsburg, Virginia
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270 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum often manages to get the best exhibits, ones that only big cities can generally offer. The art owned by the museum is also excellent. Williamsburg is lucky to have Aaron DeGroft as the museum's director.

Thank Myrna F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Such a great find in Williamsburg, VA. We visited when the Leonard DiVinci was on exhibit there and found the docent remarkable knowledgable. It's a smaller size museum but don't let that fool you because all of the exhibits are great and usually very worldly. Love visiting and plan to go back as much as possible throughout the summer.

Thank kris637
Williamsburg, Virginia
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122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We are members of the Muscarelle Museum and it's worth joining even if you live out of town. There are many benefits offered. The Da Vinci and Michaelangelo exhibit that they just took down was a treat.

Thank Karen H
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My wife, son, and I recently visited the Muscarelle to enjoy its excellent and rare da Vinci exhibition -- our second visit in 6 months. The staff was welcoming, seemed genuinely pleased to see us, and chatted amiably with us as we perused one of the catalogs (which of course we ultimately purchased) before entering the gallery. They also strongly... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

As another reviewer commented, the guards here are hard core. One peep from your kids, you're out of the exhibit. Get a text and look at it, you are barked at that there are no cell phones. There were no signs that I noticed to this effect. The DaVinci exhibit is amazing, but with the crowds and dim lighting, you... More 

Thank Suze412
Williamsburg, Virginia
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298 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

April 5 is the last day for this exhibit before it goes to Boston. It will most likely never be offered again in the United States after that. This is a world-class opportunity, and an unusual opportunity to see Michelangelo and Da Vinci together.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went specifically to view the da Vinci and Michaelangelo exhibit. The exhibition was well done and informative. There are docents available to tell little tid bits that are not well known unless you are an art major. The exhibit nor the museum itself is overwhelming and would appeal to anyone with even the most basic art appreciation.

Thank 161VAGirl
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited the museum to see the Da Vinci exhibit. Since this was the last week for the exhibit, it was rather crowded. That normally would not be a problem, but the sketches were hung very close together with written descriptions placed between them. The descriptions were written in such a small print that people had to get very close... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Muscarelle has two outstanding exhibitions on view now - Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty, and Matilda of Canossa - Origins of the Renaissance. Stunning drawings by Leonardo are juxtaposed to drawings by Michelangelo – rare opportunity to see so many works together in one show. The Matilda of Canossa exhibition tells of the life and legacy... More 

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