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Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

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Address: Lower Lake Road, South Hadley, MA 01075
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+1 413-538-2245
11:00 - 17:00
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Each time we've visited we've been impressed by how original and educational the exhibits have been. Each exhibit has been, in itself, a work of art. Don't forget to check out... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
James F

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Each time we've visited we've been impressed by how original and educational the exhibits have been. Each exhibit has been, in itself, a work of art. Don't forget to check out the stairwells - even they have exhibits.

Thank James F
McLean, VA
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Art Museum is manageable and well worth a visit. The College has some lovely classics and also features special exhibitions.

Thank hanusa2
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The art museum at Mt. Holyoke College is a real treasure, containing world-class paintings and antiquities from the ancient world. The special exhibits change often enough to keep it interesting and the extensive permanent exhibit also changes. On top of this it is free to the public.

Thank kaykay42
Feeding Hills, Ma.
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I visited last weekend after we took in the annual Spring Bulb Show in the college greenhouse ( wonderful display with an Irish theme ). The museum is right next door so we decided to take a look around. We were impressed with the Navaho weaving collection on display . There is also a Joel Meyerowitz photography... More 

Thank AmericanIxchel
Sunderland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

The museum is a bit small but their pieces are wonderful. The Greek bronze statue of a youth was exceptionally detailed, one needs only look at the fine lines of his somewhat elaborate hairstyle to imagine the thought and time that was poured into the statuette. Some other highlights were a plaque of Hecate, a medieval effigy tomb slab and... More 

Thank WilliamLathm
South Hadley
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Easily accessible near the lower lake at Mt Holyoke College, you will find the Art Museum is a perfect spot for a couple of hours of wandering through a beautiful permanent collection and an ever-changing featured display. You will find a mix of styles and selections including a Warhol and some old Masters, Roman and Egyptian pieces, Medieval to modern.... More 

1 Thank Gloria409
South Hadley, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We went here on a weekday and had a nice time with our five year old. There was a sheet given out for kids where they had to look for objects in the paintings found in each room which kept our son entertained. I would recommend this museum to anyone who wanted to visit a nice art museum, whether they... More 

Thank Tim S
New England
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

It's free! A little of everything, well lighted, nice staff to answer questions. Would be an ok place to brings kids to to show them the different kinds of art.

1 Thank Travel Guy15
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

Not only does the college art museum have an excellent permanent collection, but also it has wonderful changing exhibits throughout the year. It is always an interesting place to visit-a real treasure in the Pioneer Valley.

Thank wkecm816
cumberland, maine
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

This museum is absolutely worth traveling to. The permanent collection includes some breathtaking works from a wide variety of eras. Temporary exhibits are top-quality: when we visited there was a beautiful exhibit of Matisse drawings curated by (and including some works by) Ellsworth Kelly. Plus, you get to sit on priceless George Nakashima benches while gazing at paintings :)

Thank staceyneil

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