In the heart of western Massachusetts, Museums10 is a dynamic collaborative of ten museums that inspire, engage and enrich their communities through shared experiences of art, literature, history and the natural world.
Museums10 is a collaboration of seven campus and three campus-affiliated museums that work together to celebrate the collections and promote the programs of its member museums to local, regional and national visitors. Museums10 is facilitated by Five Colleges, which provides major administrative support for the partnership.
Beneski Museum of Natural History, at Amherst College
Emily Dickinson Museum
Hampshire College Art Gallery
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Smith College Museum of Art
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Independent museums, affiliated with the campuses:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (affiliated with Hampshire College)
Historic Deerfield (affiliated with UMass Amherst)
Yiddish Book Center (affiliated with Hampshire College)
The Beneski Museum of Natural History is one of New England’s largest natural history museums, featuring three floors of exhibits with more than 1,700 specimens on display.
The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Celebrating Yiddish through educational programs, lectures, performances, and our groundbreaking exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture which tells the extraordinary story of modern Yiddish culture through hundreds of objects and personal stories.
Keynote speaker, Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum.
The Five Colleges and the Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium Collections Database is a searchable database containing information about catalogued objects from the collections of seven museums in western Massachusetts: the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Historic Deerfield, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.