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“Worth a visit, even though much closed for renovation”

Smith College Museum of Art
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Northampton
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Owner description: This museum features work by a number of art greats.
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, even though much closed for renovation”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent temporary exhibit of landscape photography by Anne Whiston Spirn. The contemporary collection has interesting pieces by less well-known Russian artists living abroad as well as good examples of works by well-known artists.

Visited June 2014
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Falmouth, MA
Level 6 Contributor
533 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit for the Bathrooms!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

On the advice of friends we visited the Smith College Museum of Art. Although not expecting much, we were pleasantly surprised. For a small museum, it has a wonderful collection of traditional and contemporary art, much of it donated by alumni. One treat was the set of restrooms designed by several artists. Peeing has never been more interesting? The museum also has a small but great gift shop.

Visited May 2014
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northampton, MA
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Some great stuff, some overhyped.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

You won't be disappointed, especially the older works. The newer exhibits are sometimes not worth the effort, but that is true about a lot of contemporary art. Still the museum as a whole is worth visiting over and over. And don't miss the bathrooms on the lower floor.

Visited May 2014
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Whiting, Maine, United States
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A great collection”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Smith College Museum of Art, they have a very nice, quality collection. The variety and scope of artists is amazing! Definitely worth a trip of three!

Visited May 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Don't miss the bathrooms-they are art in themselves”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful collection, especially of Impressionism. Usually they have interesting special exhibits in addition to the stunning permanent collection. Make sure to go into the bathroom with the art on the toilets and sinks. The men and women's are different and both pretty cool.

Visited April 2014
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