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Widely acknowledged as one of the most important art collections at an American liberal arts college, the Smith College Museum of Art holds nearly 25,000 works of art, with particular strength in 19th- and early 20th-century art. From its establishment in 1879 as a contemporary American collection, Smith's holdings have served as an important teaching tool as well as a significant public and scholarly resource. More than 45,000 patrons visit the museum every year. The museum re-opened to the public April 27, 2003.

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At a Glance: Collection Facts and Figures

An extraordinary and internationally recognized collection of 19th-century French paintings, including work by Courbet, Degas, Monet, Seurat, Renoir, Gauguin, Cézanne, Vuillard, and superb early-20th century holdings, including Picasso, Gris, and Kirchner

A significant collection of paintings by American artists such as Thomas Eakins and John Singleton Copley

Approximately 8,000 prints, spanning seven centuries

1,600 drawings, reflecting the history of Western draftsmanship from the 16th century to the present

5,700 photographic prints and gravures, spanning the medium's history

Growing collections of ancient art, decorative arts, Asian art and traditional societies' art

New Features of the
Renovated Museum

Museum Restrooms
as Functional Art

Museum Benches
Celebrate New
England Artistry

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