Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects



At the Berkshire Museum, there’s something for everyone. We offer a unique blend of exhibitions, galleries, and attractions for families of all ages. See exhibitions, fine art, and sculpture from around the world. Explore our touch tank and aquarium.

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art.

is a consortium forged to celebrate the collections and promote the programs of its affiliated museums to local, regional, and national visitors, and to heighten awareness of the offerings of the individual institutions while highlighting the diversity and outstanding educational resource that they collectively represent. Museums10 is facilitated by Five Colleges, Inc., which provides major administrative support for the partnership. For more information, please visit www.fivecolleges.edu .

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Exhibits, workshops, gift shop and more - great for families, kids, and everyone else, too.

Mead Art Museum

The Mead makes its 16,000-object collection available and relevant to teaching and research across the disciplines - by offering special exhibitions, events, publications, and class visits. The Museum serves a wider public and the community: always free of charge and in a facility that is fully accessible.

Smith College Museum of Art
SCMA invites groups to reserve guided tours or self-guided visits to the museum. Guided and self-guided tours for K-12 school groups are free of charge, and subsidies are available to assist with transportation costs. Adult and non-Five College student groups are charged admission and are kindly asked to make an additional donation of $2 per person for a guided tour. Please contact the museum education department at 413.585.2781, or email us at museduc@smith.edu.

Since its founding in 1975, the UMass Fine Arts Center has been a central force in the cultural, social and academic life of the University, the Five College campuses, and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The Fine Arts Center's combination of educational, visual, and performing arts programs not only makes us unique, but it also secures a very vital and necessary position for us to meet the diverse needs of scholars, faculty, students, alumni and the broader community.

Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art
Founded in 1876, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum was one of the first collegiate museums in the United States—and today is one of the liveliest! It’s a “cultural laboratory” for the campus and is actively used in teaching by faculty and students studying art, history, chemistry, French, anthropology, philosophy, religion, and numerous other disciplines.

Springfield Museums
The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is comprised of five world-class museums; the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts., the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and the Museum of Springfield History. The Museums Association is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

Hancock Shaker Village
Hancock Shaker Village, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit educational organization. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations.

Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden maintains a diverse, well-documented and accurately labeled living plant collection. The Botanic Garden promotes conservation of the world's natural resources and a better understanding and appreciation of the relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world. The audience is the Mount Holyoke College community and the general public in the surrounding area.
Sterling & Francine Clark Museum
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is an art museum and a center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art. No other institution of its scale and character has such a complex and exhilarating mission—complex because interrelating the differing purposes of an art museum and a center for research and higher education is so challenging, and exhilarating because the possibilities and implications of this combination are so dynamic.

Historic early American homes, museum exhibits, tours, library, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops - and more.


Williams College Museum of Art
One of the finest college art museums in the country, the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) houses 13,000 works that span the history of art. Within the broad range of time periods and cultures represented, the collection emphasizes modern and contemporary art, American art from the late 18th century to present, and the art of world cultures. Admission to the museum is always FREE as are a host of educational programs that are available to the public. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.