Mead Art Museum, Amherst

4.3
#6 of 10 in Museums in Hampshire County
The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures. Eight galleries feature regularly changing installations and special exhibitions spanning a wide range of historical periods, national schools, and artistic media.

Visit the Mead's website: http://www.amherst.edu/mead

Visit the Mead's blog: http://meadmusings.wordpress.com
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  • Eclectic collection in a lovely small museum. Easy to spend 1-2 hours to view. Changing collections. Recently renovated.  more »
  • I have visited the Mead Art Museum over three dozen times in the past 39 years and I have never been disappointed. The art collection is outstanding and ever changing. The museum is located on the Amh...  more »
  • Not a big museum by any stretch of imagination, but nice nonetheless. Small but interesting exhibitions, plus some nice works of art. Lots of information for the exhibits. I picked up a copy of the mu...  more »
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  • It's an exquisite place to unwind. It happened that when I visited this small-yet-wonderful museum twice, it was raining. The museum is a lovely shelter from the rain. Love the European paintings especially Thomas Cole's.
  • Small, but definitely worth a visit. Completely free with some wonderful art, more impressive than the majority of college art galleries. Works by Monet, Moore and Cole among many other household names. This is a must do, if you are a local or just passing through
  • Small but wonderful. Free admission. Great pieces.
  • Although the Mead Art museum has a beautiful collection of art, I felt the experience was greatly diminished by the security guards following you around every five minutes (no joke). And this is going in well-dressed and behaved.

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