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Williams College Museum of Art

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Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone Number: +1 413-597-2429
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WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its...

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 the surrounding college to enliven the more than 14,000 works in its growing collection. The museum and its collection is a catalyst for student learning and community engagement. Situated in the rich cultural landscape of the Berkshires, WCMA is free and open to all.

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A jewel in the Berkshires

Williams College is a small colleges in Williamstown Ma in the way Northeast of Ma. The museum is magnificent and cosmopolitan showing contemporary and early art from the major... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Psych79

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Williams College is a small colleges in Williamstown Ma in the way Northeast of Ma. The museum is magnificent and cosmopolitan showing contemporary and early art from the major artists of the 18 and 20 century. If you are there, dont miss it.

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Thank Psych79
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A nice, smallish museum with a good collection. I'd recommend it for folks who want to get "up close and personal" with the art. A very good collection of Prendergast paintings.

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Thank Letsgoalready55
New England
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If you come to Williamstown for The Clarke - don't pass up the Williams College Museum of Art - nice permanent collection and special exhibitions can be worth the trip as well - Nice gift shop - street parking

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Thank Notablerose
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Sandwiched between two nationally renowned museums, The Clark and MasMoca, the Williams College Museum of Art confronts the challenge by developing exhibits with mind-catching exhibits that place the pictures etc in an historical context

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The museum offered a free guided tour to parents of college students this past weekend, it was quite enjoyable. I enjoyed strolling through this facility, and viewing the permanent and visiting works.

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Thank drdmromeo
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This petite, but qualitative museum carries out the colonial theme of the Williamstown area. It's a pleasure to visit varied displays through a newly spiffed up building. I especially liked the large number of paintings by the master artists that personify the New England ambiance. I was astounded to learn from the Turner exhibit that his later work reflects entirely... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

And I want to start by praising the director since 2012: Christina Olsen. I (a former art museum educator) was filled with a powerful sense of how this collection was both an experience in art education and an opportunity for interdisciplinary exploration. Then a lovely young blonde woman, a member of the education department, stopped to let us know that... More 

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Melville NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Wonderful Collection on gorgeous grounds surrounded by beautiful country! Great daytrip over from great leaf peeping weekend in Hudson Valley NY.

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Thank wine4play
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Really interesting small collection - a great combo day with a visit to The Clark. In addition, there are beautiful views from the terrace outside.

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very nice museum, we stopped here to see the Trojan War collection, which was very nice. The museum is free to visit, and the staff was helpful.

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