Smith College Museum of Art
Smith's nationally renowned Museum of Art has a rich collection of 24,000 works from ancient times to the present. Today remarkable art collections reside on the campuses of colleges and universities worldwide. These museums are often referred to as "teaching" museums, but, actively or passively, all museums teach; like art itself, a museum's holdings and exhibitions can help us explore ourselves and the world in which we live. With a world-famous collection spanning an impressive 4,500 years, and a tradition since its inception of making its holdings available to students and the public, the Smith College Museum of Art is also a leader in collecting and showing the art of our day.