Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

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The Smith College Museum of Art (abbreviated SCMA), is an art museum in Northampton, Massachusetts connected with Smith College. The museum is 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. 
    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! 
    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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  • My fifth visit here and Im always awed! The collection is world class, with works from the masters as well as lesser known, extremely talented artists. I'm not into modern art, but found myself very impressed with the selection here. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. There was no self guided tour available, which is why I didn't give it 5 stars, but most of the pieces had a write up. I also loved the American artists representation. Easy to spend 3 hours here
  • Such a fun and quieting experience. Sometimes you forget how a nice undergraduate museum can be. It was a diverse selection, very professionally displayed. I enjoyed my time here

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