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Mead Art Museum

Amherst College, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
+1 413-542-2335
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Small museum, choice art

I was quite surprised by how small the Mead is (compared to the Smith College Museum of Art over in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill M
Roslindale, Massachusetts, United States
Great teaching museum... smaller, very interesting collection.

The collection is beautifully housed in a gallery on campus. The variety of the works (and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Utica, New York
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Amherst College, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
+1 413-542-2335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 impressive span of time, from Babylonian to contemporary. I was very impressed...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 less than an hour. Very easy to find your favorites...More

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 artists or themes or periods, curated with intelligence and imagination. The museum has been recently renovated providing new...More

Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

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!

Thank twokittyglassess
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 hard to find, but a stroll around the campus...More

2  Thank eitravel76
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank Corgi_Oh
Reviewed 2 September 2016

has some good paintings as i went there in college as well as just wanting to do something locally and different and was worth the time to walk through there just to look at their collections! kudos to you for the job well done!

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have visited the Mead many times and always come away impressed and more than satisfied. There are numerous excellent works of art on display at any given time, and the labels offer concise and interesting information. Temporary exhibits are always on display as well....More

2  Thank U6316CKmichaelh
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Sadly, the museum is partially closed for renovations. Only a few rooms were open. We did notice in a book describing the collection that the museum has a wonderful and varied collection. Check before visiting.

Thank dodger96
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The modern art collection was varied and beautiful. Great range of works by many famous artists from all time periods. Another bonus is it's free.

Thank Karen S
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