Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

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The Smith College Museum of Art (abbreviated SCMA), connected with the well-known Smith College, is a prominent art museum in Northampton, Massachusetts. It is considered to be one of the most impressive college museums in the country. The museum is best known for its compilation of American and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Paul CĂ©zanne, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Albert Bierstadt, John Singer Sargent and others. First established in 1879, the collection has expanded to include nearly 25,000 works of art, including a diverse collection of non-Western art. It is also a member of the Museums10 collective, a consortium of art, science, and history museums in Western Massachusetts. The SCMA serves as an important cultural and educational resource for the communities of Smith College, the Five College Consortium, and the town of Northampton.
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  • Smith College Museum has a lot of nice artwork. I was glad to see so many art pieces from many well-known artists.  more »
  • Surprisingly large and interesting collection, located in beautiful Northampton. Couldn't finish a visit here in a single visit. And it is affordable. Definitely recommended!  more »
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  • It's a small but very nice museum. Great modern art and fine art exhibits including some works from Picasso. The current exhibit on plastic is some very thought provoking work. The downstairs installations are also quite nice.
  • Multiple floors and galleries; supportive staff; kind patrons; low prices, free for students and you can get a free pass from the Forbe's Library across the street; multiple amenities; a beautiful campus right next door; even the bathrooms are nice!

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