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Address: 132 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060-3160
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+1 413-586-3964
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00

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Great place to take my kids when wandering town

This place always has some neat exhibits, and often stuff related to children's books. Not everything is PG, but it is a neat place to expose kids to some art without going to a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MilesBS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always has some neat exhibits, and often stuff related to children's books. Not everything is PG, but it is a neat place to expose kids to some art without going to a museum. I really enjoyed walking around with my 7-year-old daughter looking at the different art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

For many years the Michelson Galleries has offered a display of leading artists who illustrate books as well as major professional illustrators working within the field of fine art. The main difference between this and a museum is that EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE and one can begin building a small collection that will gradually grow into a visual interpretation of... More 

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Thank Justin G. S
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a gallery that has interesting exhibits for the entire family. My pre teen kids really enjoyed this visit. It s a beautiful building...and there are very cool original illustrations of well known children's books. Lots of local artist's works are featured.

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Thank 74joet
Charlemont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Art galleries can be the coldest places in any town or city. Michelson' s is a friendly place with staff who welcome you, show you what's new and make you feel like a guest. The diverse styles and subjects appeal to me. The space is marvelous and they even open evenings once a week.

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Thank ijg1018
South Hadley
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

What will you find in the gallery today? You never know! I have seen original works for sale by John Lennon here. I have changed upon a gallery show by Leonard Nimoy in the "vault" of this fascinating gallery. Original paintings, prints, graphic works of all styles and artists, some local, some international. A bright venue on a sunny day,... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Great selection of some very fine artists. Many fine Baskins and Mosers. Had a great selection of Pinckney kid book watercolors and prints. Good selection of sculpture. Could do serious damage to my wallet if I had real money

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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visit art galleries every chance we get. R. Michelson Gallery is a must see. An excellent variety of art mediums. A large selection of original art, some prints of course. What makes this different is two things: It is housed in a large, old bank complete with an art collection on display in the vault. Secondly, it is difficult... More 

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Thank mtom3x0
Altamont, New York
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Occupying a converted bank, this gallery has a focus on children's book art. There were amazing examples from a wide variety of artists as well as newer works by emerging folks. The large vault even serves as an art space too. Great stuff, much of it for sale and a nice, laid back staff. No charge to browse either.

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Thank Mseinber
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

R. Michelson Galleries is THE go-to place to find artwork by emerging regional artists, photography by Leonard Nimoy, and original paintings by Dr. Seuss and many other notable children's book illustrators. It's a grand but welcoming space, which is a difficult balance to achieve. Highly recommended!

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Thank Margaret_M_147
Santa Barbara, California
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

If you care about Barry Moser or Leonard Baskin, this is your gallery. An outstanding collection and the most knowledgable owner. A beautiful gallery space and so much to see. Get on their mailing list.

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