Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

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Art Museum Museum
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a really terrific museum and the collection is less limited than most museums in a relatively small liberal arts college. Don't forget to check out the bathrooms (both genders)- they're really...  more »
  • The permanent collection has some interesting pieces, including a striking Diego Rivera self Portrait and of course lots of 20th century masters. When we visited there was an interesting temporary exh...  more »
  • The Smith College Museum of Art is ranked at the top of college art collections in the country, boasting works by Degas, Monet and Picasso and presenting exhibitions and programs that engage all audie...  more »
Google
  • Way exceeded my expectations for a small liberal arts college. Well worth an afternoon visit..only open till 4pm on Sundays , best $5 museum spend in ages
  • I like the relatively small space (compared to the Met or MOMA). Gives you the chance to see the exhibit in 1-2 hours.. Easy parking, friendly staff.
  • Smith college is founded on a very old legacy. Its roots are in upper class elite white women. It shows. Poor students of color are always despised and have a miserable time. The student and staff body is really really heavily racist and transmisogynist (even in comparison to the rest of the Northampton area). The harassment and exploitation queer and trans students of color face is absurd. The social dynamics are so strained often to the point of being violent and abusive. This place really needs to figure out how to allocate resources better. The art museum has lots of resources, but who's art do they show?it's open to the public and pretty accessible and they show some nice pieces, but for a school with such a large endowment the arts really don't get much. What little they get, they do everything they can with
  • So beautiful and thought provoking environment
  • Good selection for such a small college