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Muscarelle Museum of Art

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Address: Jamestown Road, next to Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-221-2700
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Great small museum

Although Japanese art is not to my liking much, a huge display of drawings was very interesting in this very upscale museum. A lot of money has been sunk into this place and it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 11, 2016
laconia, nh

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Frequent visitor to its exhibits and lectures. Some incredible shows way betond this small community (Da Vinci and Michelangelo in recent years)Fine collection of some surprising artists

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Lots of colleges have art museums with cast offs from donors and dusty relics of days gone by. The Muscarelle consistently exceeds expectations for small college museums. It has recently offered exhibitions of Renaissance masters, a recent exhibition of exquisite Japanese woodcuts. Not much contemporary art, alas, but still. An excellent alternative to colonial stuff while in Williamsburg.

Thank wannakayakeveryday
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

The museum's curator keeps bringing world-class exhibits to Williamsburg!!! The Hiroshige exhibit was well organized, filled with useful information. It was a sea of incredible colors and arrangements. You really got a sense of what Japan was like in the 1860s. The digitized screen showing the whole 10-12 day trip was a sight in itself. Would love to see that... More 

Thank TheRoadTripsNeverEnd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a nice little museum a simple walk from downtown Williamsburg. William & Mary is a beautiful historic college.

Thank mdeal1263
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Williamsburg has a lot of things vying for your time. However, the Muscarrelle is one the best small museums that offers world class exhibits. The one or two hours that you will spend here will be well rewarded. The museum has excellent volunteer docents that will broaden you art perspective and ensure a truly wonderful experience.

Thank Anthony H
laconia, nh
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108 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Although Japanese art is not to my liking much, a huge display of drawings was very interesting in this very upscale museum. A lot of money has been sunk into this place and it shows. It is spotlessly maintained and staffed by very friendly folks. I strongly recommend a short stop, 1-2 hours is all it takes and is enjoyable.

Thank jwredlabel
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

My wife wanted to see the current exhibit Hiroshige Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. These are 55 woodblock prints of this ancient road connecting Edo with Kyoto. The exhibit includes 250 prints from the five complete sets Hiroshige completed over a number of years. It's a beautiful exhibit well worth seeing.

Thank Steve M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

I go here regularly, either for specific exhibitions or for lectures on topics of interest. Most of these lectures, which are also open to the public, are excellent. .

Thank Alex A
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went on a professional tour of this museum of this site. It was wonderful and the docent was wonderful. My feet hurt from standing up for so long, but the exhibit upstairs was worth the trip! Don't miss this place.

Thank FredFStone
Hopewell, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

We went there for a musical presentation. They had more patrons than chairs, and instead of getting more chairs, the manager and a security guard spent their time telling people not to lean against the wall. Even those walls which didn't have prints on them. I suppose it was easier than bringing in more chairs. The Japanese prints were quite... More 

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