Nestled away on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is its Museum of Art, a remarkable little place that is well worth a visit.
Williams College has been a mainstay in the Berkshires since 1793 and its arts program is a shining a star of the school. Visitors today will see wonderful public art scattered on the lawns among the buildings. The Museum of Art sits right in the heart of the campus, with an amazing 15,000 works of art in its collections.
The breadth of the art provides a great exploration for visitors of all interests. Step inside and you’ll find collections that feature Greek and Roman pieces from 150 B.C. to the 19th Century, as well as highlights of Nigerian, Native American, Chinese and South American art. American artists are featured in selections prior to 1960, and later with well-known modern talents, such as Jasper Johns, Wei Dong, and Helen Frankenthaler.
A highlight of the museum is its selection of works by Maurice and Charles Prendergast, brothers who were Massachusetts residents and foremost leaders in American Post-Impressionism.
Throughout the year, Williams College Museum of Art hosts special exhibitions. Among the current displays are a show of Diana Al-Hadid, an American sculptor; photographs by James Van Der Zee; and an exhibit titled “possible selves: queer foto vernaculars.”
Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA
September – May hours:
Friday – Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please note: the museum will be closed June – August, 2019 for improvements.
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