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Mead Art Museum, Amherst

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • If you're in the area and you have some free time, this is a good place to wander and get some eye candy. And it's free!  more »
  • The Mead Art Museum is housed in a gorgeous spot on the lovely Amherst College campus, a few minutes walk from town center [where tons of restaurants with college prices abound]. The building is a bit...  more »
  • This is a nice museum that is free. There are a few interesting items. The modern art is terrible, though (and I'm usually a fan) and is displayed in an unattractive way.  more »
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  • 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.