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Afternoon visit

I am a longtime Amherst resident and had never been here before. I gravitate towards 1700s and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
Robert L
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Well curated

While the collection was surprisingly small and didn’t seem to have a lot of depth or breadth, the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

I am a longtime Amherst resident and had never been here before. I gravitate towards 1700s and 1800s art and don't really like modern art, but the variety of artists here was interesting and entertaining. A pair of large paintings in the main room by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

While the collection was surprisingly small and didn’t seem to have a lot of depth or breadth, the pieces were very well curated to get the most interest out of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Small but interesting collection of American art including some contemporary art. The town of Amherst is very attractive, as is the college campus.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frances S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

As others have indicated, you need to find the steeple on the far side of the quad when entering the quad. Some of the museum was closed due to exhibition installation. We did get to see an exhibit of women in art. One of my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Kim B
Reviewed April 16, 2018

This museum is small, but like so many college art museums they have some excellent works available for viewing. It is not that easy to find. If you see a large stone church steeple, then just look behind it. The church is gone, but the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Robert S
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The first challenges are to find it, in the College grounds but not particularly prominently marked (look for an old church spire) and get somewhere to park within half a mile. Once inside you will get a friendly welcome and the opportunity to wander round...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Highlander022
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Eclectic collection in a lovely small museum. Easy to spend 1-2 hours to view. Changing collections. Recently renovated.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank RSG-foodie
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Mead Art Museum over three dozen times in the past 39 years and I have never been disappointed. The art collection is outstanding and ever changing. The museum is located on the Amherst College Campus and I have often combined my...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Carmelo352
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Not a big museum by any stretch of imagination, but nice nonetheless. Small but interesting exhibitions, plus some nice works of art. Lots of information for the exhibits. I picked up a copy of the museum highlights - which is a bit pricey but contains...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I was pleased by the variety of art this museum exhibits. There's also a lovely dark wood paneled room, late tudor? which has a nice feel to it. They seem to put on a variety of exhibits throughout the year.

Date of experience: May 2017
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