Galleries, and the Arts
of Massachusetts at Amherst
and Hampshire College
Art Museum at Amherst College, intersection of Routes 116
and 9 in Amherst, (413) 542-2335. Museum houses some of the American
masters and is open throughout the academic year, Monday - Friday 10
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays & Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
During the summer, the museum is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday -
Sunday. Admission is free. Call for holiday schedules.
Museum of Natural History, housed at Amherst College off
of Routes 116 and 9 in Amherst, (413) 542-2165. Museum showcases
fossils, minerals, and dinosaur tracks. Open Sept: Monday - Friday 9
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5
p.m. Summer: closed weekdays, open Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free; donations welcome.
Gallery at the University of Massachusetts (located in
the Fine Arts Center), just off Route 116 in Amherst, (413)
545-3670. Gallery uses contemporary art to offer unique perspective
on current aesthetic, political, and social issues. Open during the
academic year Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays
and Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call for closings and installations and
for "Jazz in July schedule". Admission is free.
History Museum at the Strong House, 67 Amity Street,
Amherst, (413) 256-0678. Collections focus on local history and
include decorative arts, textiles, tools, and household items from
the 18th through early 20th centuries. Open mid-May, Wednesday and
Saturday 12:30 to 3:30 or by appt. Admission is $3 for adults; $2
for seniors, students, and children; and fee for members of the
Amherst Historical Society.
College Art Gallery, Route 116, 4 miles south of Amherst
Center, (413) 582-5544. Gallery showcases outdoor sculpture on a
most pastoral college campus. The gallery is open during the
academic year Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call for holiday schedules.
Handwovens, Otis State Road, Blandford, (413) 848-0990.
Artsy clothing, table coverings, accessories, and sheepskins.
Railroad Museum on the railroad tracks in Chester, (413)
354-7850. Trains, memorabilia, and restored depot from Chester's
heyday as a major railroad town.
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