Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

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#3 of 10 in Museums in Hampshire County
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  • September 17, 2017
    Any city would be proud to have this institution, but to find this in Northampton is amazing. The collection is very thorough and the descriptions are extremely helpful to a non-art student. This is a...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    Charging admission fee for a college art museum is rather rare, but this is a quality museum (yes I know there are better ones that are free out there but still....) Check out the 'designer restroom' ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • April 2, 2017
    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
  • January 13, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2016
    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
  • June 18, 2017
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