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Smith College Museum of Art

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Address: 20 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063
Phone Number: 413-585-2760
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This museum features work by a number of art greats.

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Larger collection than expected

In one of the most beautiful days of this summer, we visited Northampton and walked to the Smith College Museum. I had read about the different tendencies throughout the years to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In one of the most beautiful days of this summer, we visited Northampton and walked to the Smith College Museum. I had read about the different tendencies throughout the years to increase its art collection, from local art, to French artists, to American artists from other regions. But I was surprised by the efforts to expand its artistic perspectives not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three floors of artwork including a huge mural. Lots of work by famous artist from renaissance to modern.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The college has a most impressive collection, offering visual delights for all. We loved being introduced artists who painted at the time of other famous artists. The museum has a lovely impressionist collection as well as modern pieces in the lower level. But, do go to the bathroom on the lower level (perhaps this exists in all the bathrooms?). Each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AMAZING. We had seen the upper floors before, so this time we went to the lower level to see the post-1950 art. Two Moterwells, a Frankenthaler, a de Kooning, a Morandi, a Fairfield Porter, George McNeil, two Christos, Yang Yongliang, and that doesn't count the ones I didn't write down... or the bathrooms. (Yes, really, urinals and toilets are beautiful).... More 

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South Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss it.,a surprisingly rich and varied collection of works, especially good on American art. And 19th c European art gets attention too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I don't know why people aren't pouring into this museum. It's a gem. We went specifically to see the Kathe Kollwitz exhibit, which was fine and wonderfully curated and well worth the journey for us. Very pleased that we made the effort.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Smith College has a great art museum space and a nice collection of pieces. They have some great contemporary work as well as notable rotating exhibitions. Stop on by if you're in town!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

I've never been disappointed by the exhibitions and collections held at SCMA. This visit included two spectacular shows, Works on Paper, and Kathie Kollwitz's Women and War. Both were well presented and enjoyable to view. The Kollwitz exhibition included sketches, sculptures, and posters of her time. Given the unrest in the world today it was amazing to see the continued... More 

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Altamont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We've been to more than a few art museums and this place was quite the surprise. It's spread over several floors, each one aimed at a different period or style. We liked the Impressionist floor and though we're not fans of the older stuff, that floor had an amazing array of objects, paintings and sculpture. Overall, a great stop at... More 

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Lexington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

One of the best college art museums I have been to. It's not large, but the quality of the collection makes it well worth a visit.

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