Mead Art Museum, Amherst

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#7 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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  • August 3, 2017
    I was quite surprised by how small the Mead is (compared to the Smith College Museum of Art over in Northampton). However, the Mead certainly has its pleasures, including interesting works across an i...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    The collection is beautifully housed in a gallery on campus. The variety of the works (and the quality) make the visit a delight... something here for everyone and you can see the entire museum in les...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    The Mead is a teaching museum and thus exhibits across genres and periods from its deep collection. However, special exhibitions--often with speakers, opening receptions, etc.--focus on particular art...  more »
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  • January 27, 2017
    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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