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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.