New England Weavers' Seminar: Things to Do in Town
Northampton is a great shopping town, full of interesting boutiques, artisan craft shops, used book stores and cafes. A walk from Smith College campus down Main St. to Pleasant St. is about 0.75 mile. Here are some highlights:
SMITH COLLEGE BOTANIC GARDEN
16 College Lane
Daily 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, suggested donation: $2
A living museum of plants native to New England and ecosystems around the globe, the garden encompasses a variety of specialty gardens. The landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted of Central Park fame designed it.
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
20 Elm St.
Tue. - Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Fri. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Permanent collections include works of art from America, Africa, Europe, the Ancient World, and Asia including global contemporary art.
Mon. - Wed. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thurs. - Sat. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
An interesting variety of shops and places to eat.
R. MICHELSON GALLERIES
Mon. - Wed. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thurs. - Sat. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Large gallery, open to the public, with a fabulous collection of paintings, prints, illustrations, fine art books and sculptures.
29 Pleasant ST.
Wed., Fri., Sat., 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
75 Service Center Rd.
Mon. - Wed & Fri. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
1 mile, 25 minute walk from campus