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“don't miss this gem of a museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum
Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Amherst
Certificate of Excellence
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“don't miss this gem of a museum!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Right off the main campus quadrangle surrounded by freshman dormitories, this small museum has an original, lovely collection of art gems, especially American painting but also lots of other works you can't wait to discover. It's beautifully displayed, you can wander around at will and muse. Closed Mondays, but for many days during the week--open til midnight!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank MargotC1954
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Spectacular collection”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Small museum, but it packs a punch! Very fine collection, particularly of American landscapes. Excellent temporary exhibits as well.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank hrs44
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exquisite art collection for a small venue”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I strolled to Amherst College one morning just to see what there was to do. I stumbled across the Mead Art Museum, and it was a pleasant afternoon love affair. There are works of art from all over the world, but also some that are near and dear to the college and town. The artists, while not always the most famous, do justice to their time periods. There is one room that is all oak or walnut panels, carved, with artwork, from the 1600s. A former Amherst College founder or alumnus purchased the entire room's contents and bequeathed it to Amherst College, where the curators have put it back together -- it's like stepping into another time.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Katherine S
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