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Williams College Museum of Art

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Address: 15 Lawrence Hall Dr Ste 2, Williamstown, MA 01267-3248
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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Gorgeous collections on a gorgeous college campus

This gallery houses wonderful collections of contemporary and traditional art in beautiful spaces, beautifully displayed. It is free of charge and friendly staff are available to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery houses wonderful collections of contemporary and traditional art in beautiful spaces, beautifully displayed. It is free of charge and friendly staff are available to answer questions. We have visited many times over the years and always enjoy it.

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello tikkitikkitembo, We're happy to hear you have enjoyed visiting WCMA again and again. We hope to have you back soon. Thank you for your review. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in the Berkshires we try to go to the art museum at Williams. It always has something (or things) that make us think and also appreciate the integral role the museum plays in the liberal arts education of Williams students. This time we again were fortunate enough to be there for their exhibit "Walls" (Williams Art... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello CarolinaBecky, Thank you for visiting WCMA and leaving such a detailed review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed exploring some of the treasures of our permanent collection. Williams students are certainly lucky to have the opportunity to take home some of those treasures for the semester! We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small gem, seemingly overlooked (if crowds are any indication) as tourists to the region flock to MOCA and the Clark Museum, but WELL worth a visit. The collection on display isn't overly extensive, but it stands out for some wonderful pieces. I was particularly struck by the wide variety of works in the WALLS portion of the... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Leslie W, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review! We love our WALLS collection. You said it well- it is a fantastic opportunity for students to have art in their lives every day. We hope to see you back soon at one of our free programs or simply just enjoying a good book in the Reading Room! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no expectations, after visiting the Clark which we did not like very much. But this small museum was a marvelous surprise. The works by famous artists that are included in the permanent collection are first-rate, and the special exhibits were very enjoyable. One, an unlabelled exhibit of works chosen by a brother and sister both of whom are... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello PerkinsNYC, We're very happy to hear you enjoyed exploring some of our permanent collection and "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh." We look forward to your return visits and hope you can join us for one of our free programs next time you are in the area. Thank you for your review! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Collection small but well rounded, be sure to visit the Clark as well. Easy to access on campus, free admission

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Jocelyn S, Thank you for visiting WCMA and taking the time to review. If you are visiting multiple museums in the area, be sure to take advantage of the 3 Museum Combo Ticket! The ticket provides one adult admission to the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, and 20% off in the Williams College Museum of Art store. We hope... More 

Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there twice and both times have found exhibits to be very interesting. Art ranges from classic to contemporary, but it all works. Staff go out of there way to make you feel welcome and admission is free. Parking is somewhat limited.

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello QuodErat, Thank you for visiting WCMA! We are glad you enjoyed viewing our varied exhibitions. We hope to have you back soon for some of our new exhibitions and programs. Thank you for your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Thought-provoking art is coupled with more traditional gems in this small but wonderful art museum in the center of historic Williamstown. A part of Williams College, the museum charges no admission but gladly accepts contributions. Bet you won't be able to browse the gift shop and leave empty handed!

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello eitravel76, Thank you for taking the time to review WCMA! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the gift shop. Many items in the shop are made by local artisans, so there are always unique finds. New exhibitions will be on view soon, we hope to see you back! More 

New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We came here as refugees from the Clark, where we found the "Nudes at the Prado" exhibit to be boring. (The usually busy Clark was a ghost town.) A flyer attracted us to WCMA and wow were we impressed. The Abbott Thayer exhibit was super-interesting, as was a more avant-garde installation upstairs by sibling artists. The permanent collection is full... More 

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello jerseyjazz, We're very happy to hear you enjoyed viewing "Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer" and "Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh". We hope to have you back soon for future exhibitions and to take part in some of our free programs! Thank you for your review! More 

Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Although not the expansiveness of the neighboring Clark, The Williams College Museum of Art is worth the visit while in town...it is just amazing what our college age, young artists are capable of . I can just image their potential..

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello Edward D, Thank you for reviewing WCMA. We're happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The Williams College Museum of Art is a wonderful gem hidden among other, more well-known museums in the area. We especially enjoyed the wonderful exhibit being presented now called "Both Sides Now" by siblings Lexa and Dan Walsh. Well done!

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WCMA, Communications Assistant at Williams College Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hello stephswim1, The area certainly has a lot of art to explore, and it's great to hear you enjoyed viewing WCMA's "Both Sides Now" exhibition. Thank you for taking the time to review, and we hope to see you again! More 

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