Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

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  • The exhibition on "The Villas of Oplontis" now running through August 13 is a jewel. It highlights the contents of the two structures buried under 28 feet of volcanic ash by the eruption of Vesuvius i...  more »
  • My husband and I visited the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Mass. on Sunday, August 6th. It is worth visiting. The museum has four full floors of a very good selection of various types of...  more »
  • My purpose in going to the museum was to attend the special exhibition, "Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii." It consists of artifacts recovered from two Roman es...  more »
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  • Rude staff. Should look into employing college students instead. Will awkwardly follow you around and make viewing art a very unpleasant experience. Amhest College's Mead Museum and UMass' Contemporary art museum are much much better.
  • 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
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