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Mead Art Museum

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Address: Amherst College, 41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
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+1 413-542-2335

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Free to wander..

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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 is a treat in itself. The exhibits are varied with a large center hall being... More 

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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
Amherst, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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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
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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. Of course, you could also extend your visit and stroll the beautiful grounds of Amherst... More 

Thank U6316CKmichaelh
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Newton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I love the surprises one finds at these small, regional, usually college-affiliated art museums. One floor of art, from ancient times to contemporary works, makes up the Mead; there is a surprise around every corner. I am a literature teacher who uses works of art in conjunction with the literary works I teach; the Mead brought to life several works... More 

Thank Jean L
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

this place is right on the Amherst campus, small but some wonderful art displayed... in a beautiful atmosphere and only a few rooms, so not long and tiring...

Thank Penny R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a lovely place. The art is excellent. Itbis just the right size to take in some att but not too much which can be overwhelming. It isnfree too! Threvis a room apl encased with wood that is sombeautiful. RObert Frostbread poetry here, somit has that historic feel as well. This is worth the visit.

Thank Judith G

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