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Williams College regularly tops the rankings in U.S. World and News Report and Forbes for top liberal arts colleges.

Williamstown has been included in no less than a dozen best-of travel articles, in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, Curbed Boston, and more. This is partly thanks to its quintessential New England look, walkable downtown, and dozens of choices for arts, culture, and dining. It’s the home of the highly regarded Williams College, as well as a world-class art museum and summer theater festival. Williamstown’s location and eclectic character makes it a favorite among professionals, academics, families, and artists alike.

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WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART

A fascinating and expertly edited collection of visual art, owned and managed by Williams College. The museum also offers public programs.

’62 CENTER FOR THEATRE AND DANCE

As architecturally beautiful as it is innovative in its programming, the ’62 Center was created as a performance venue for Williams College student actors, dancers, designers, and musicians. It hosts a variety of open-to-the-public student and professional performances year-round.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

As groundbreaking now as it was at its inception in 1955, WTF has consistently drawn some of the country’s best actors, playwrights, directors, and designers. Performers have included Paul Giamatti, Bradley Cooper, Matthew Broderick, Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sigourney Weaver.

STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK ART INSTITUTE

A combination art museum and center for research and higher education, the Clark stands out among American art institutions. It features frequently changing exhibitions from both its permanent, classical collection, and modern art, plus lectures and performances.

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