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George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

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Address: 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103
Phone Number: 413-263-6800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This Victorian-style museum features decorative arts and paintings that...
This Victorian-style museum features decorative arts and paintings that were collected by G.W.V. Smith and his wife, Belle, during the late 1800s, including the largest Chinese cloisonné collection in the western world.
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Incredible museum in a small city

I have visited this museum as well as the other at the Quadrangle many many times and am just overwhelmed with the collections that the man who the museum is named after was able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
maurysgirl
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western ma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited this museum as well as the other at the Quadrangle many many times and am just overwhelmed with the collections that the man who the museum is named after was able to collect. There are amazing Chinese porcelains that rival what you will find in a big city museum as well as jade and bronzes that are... More 

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Wilbraham
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited this Museum in the summer to get out of the heat and see something new. I wasn't expecting much but the lighting and feel of the second floor Chinese exhibits were meditative AND my wife couldn't shake the feel that one of the larger male warrior statues was watching her. I loved it! I'd go back for the... More 

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Springfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Science Museum is great for children. Small hands on area. The museum has events, would have to go on web site to find out when. The rest of the museum is best for older children or adults. Good parking. There is a fee for individuals living outside of Springfield, MA.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

A day well spent and very educational for the children... We all had a wonderful time and we learned different things from each Museum... I would recommend families to visit these Museums...

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Wichita, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I love Asian art and this place was a treasure. So thankful I had a digital camera and my cell phone. Took so many photos of cloisonne that I had never seen. Truly enjoyable.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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22 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

GWVS has had and continues to have some wonderful art for a small city museum. Certainly worth the time and effort to see. I suggest, even if you don't have an eye for art, you take the time to go the the GWVS Art Museum.

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Groton, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Admission to this museum was included in the price for the area museums. Very interesting Chinese collection and I loved the roman plaster pieces.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I especially enjoy looking at all the old Asian artifacts.. I remember the large plaster casts of the Roman Statues as a child, and love going to the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum to see them again now that they are on display again.. This museum offers new surprises every time we visit..

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Springfield
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This place is loaded with history and is next to a Dr. Seuss Museum. If you haven't been here then you will not know what beauties and history that Springfield has hidden next to it's public library. This place is a must see. As a kid and an adult i go back to this place many times to dream and... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Collection of superb 19th Century American paintings included with a collection of Asian art in a turn of the century museum

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