We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smith College Museum of Art

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304
Phone Number: 413-585-2760
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description:

This museum features work by a number of art greats.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 100 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Truly Great College Art Museum

I live I Northampton, so I visit this museum not infrequently. If you're in town, you should definitely set aside time for a visit if you're even a bit of a museum-goer. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kenneth H
,
Northampton, Massachusetts
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 98: English reviews
Northampton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live I Northampton, so I visit this museum not infrequently. If you're in town, you should definitely set aside time for a visit if you're even a bit of a museum-goer. The permanent collection is outstanding and has a world-class array of Impressionist works, with one or more examples from most of the major Impressionist artists. You should also... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kenneth H
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
1,451 reviews
729 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,674 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ducked in here to dry off after walking through the campus in the rain with few expectations about the art. We left wowed by the quality of the works on display in this small college art museum. Many genres drew our attention, from paintings to multimedia installations. They came from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and perhaps other areas... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rumples
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank LMCP16
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Karen S
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
336 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank Sheila L
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank 1Nicole
South Salem
Level Contributor
7 reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank Lawrence B
westchester
Level Contributor
132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank deena w
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank Jeremy S
Amherst, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank ATio

Travelers who viewed Smith College Museum of Art also viewed

Northampton, Hampshire County
Northampton, Hampshire County
 
Northampton, Hampshire County
Northampton, Hampshire County
 

Been to Smith College Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Smith College Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?