Smith College Museum of Art

20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA 01063


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The Museum’s permanent collection includes works created from antiquity to the present day by artists from around the world. It includes paintings, sculpture, works on paper (prints, drawings, photographs, and books), decorative arts, video, and multimedia installations. 

The Museum features four floors of galleries, with permanent collection installed on the lower level and 2nd and 3rd floors. Special exhibitions are shown on the main floor.

On the 3rd floor are works of art from Africa, America, and Europe created after 1800, curated around the theme of “Tradition and Transformation.”

The 2nd floor  is dedicated to works from America, the Ancient World, and Europe created before 1800, on the theme of “Sacred and Secular.”  Also on the 2nd floor is the Cunningham Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

The main gallery on the lower level presents works created after 1950, including global contemporary art, as well as a gallery for Asian Art.