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Williams College Museum of Art

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Read museum - can't believe that it is free!

I really like this museum. The facility is nice and the art is interesting. what more can one want... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mjc_travels
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Special exhibit on Jacob's Pillow

Loved seeing the costumes and photos and videos. Only a few rooms so doesn't take much time out of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LMFMarlboro
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Marlboro
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WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects. At the heart of the Williams College campus the museum draws on the collaborative and multidisciplinary ethos of...more
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15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little too modern for my taste. Understandably this museum is aimed at art and art history students. The exhibitions seem to change quite regularly, so it is worth checking what will be on display to see whether this is of interest to you.

Thank Lin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this museum. The facility is nice and the art is interesting. what more can one want? oh, yes. It is free. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved seeing the costumes and photos and videos. Only a few rooms so doesn't take much time out of your day and admission is free.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum with some interesting works of art. It didn't rise to the level of Must See, but it's a nice stop over if you have the time.

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dance exhibition from Jacob's Pillow was inventively mounted, brilliant to look at and printed matter a joy to read. Kudos to the curator/director. Nice bookstore. And it's FREE!!!!

Thank NewJerseyHannah
WCMA, Communications and Design Coordinator at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello NewJerseyHannah, We're happy to hear you enjoyed exploring our exhibition, "Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob's Pillow, 1906-1940". We hope to have you back to see our upcoming fall exhibitions.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Williams College Museum of Art is always challenging and always delightful. It also happens to be free; but we know nothing is ever "free" so drop them a coin though they don't insist

Thank cimabue_NY
WCMA, Communications and Design Coordinator at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello cimabue_NY, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA. We're so happy to hear you always enjoy your visit! Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While everyone has the Clark on their "to do list" this wonderful museum is sometimes overlooked. Their permanent collection is modest but you are coming here for the special exhibits that always - I repeat always impress and inspire. And to top it off -...More

Thank loth87
WCMA, Communications and Design Coordinator at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello loth87, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to WCMA. We would also definitely recommend a stop to explore the handmade objects available in our newly reimagined shop. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an exquisite small museum. Perfectly sized, each room offered a thoughtful collection of representative art from many periods to describe each exhibit. Starting with “Walls” where students reflected on art pieces loaned them throughout the semester, through “RAWR” an exhibit presented in conjunction with...More

Thank Italybeauty
WCMA, Communications and Design Coordinator at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Italybeauty, We're so happy to hear you found our exhibitions to be "exceptionally curated"! We hope to have you back to explore our new exhibitions this fall.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Every time I go to the Berkshires I'll stop by the Williams College Museum of Art. The permanent collection is valuable. It always has a new and fascinating exhibit each year I go there. The place is very quiet and it helps me appreciate its...More

Thank jameschan6
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The displays of costumes for Jacob's Pillow productions in addition to photographs and videos was wonderful because of the accompanying explanatory material. In addition to this exhibit, the free museum had art focusing on animals in RAWR. The campus of Williams College has ample parking...More

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