Museums & Libraries

Williams College Museum of Art
Hours: Open everyday 10AM – 5PM
Thursday: 10AM-8PM
Admission is free

Hours: Wed – Sun, 11AM – 5PM Tours: Weekdays, 2pm; Weekends, NOON and 2PM
Admission: Adults $15, Students $10, Children 6-16 $5

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Hours: Tues – Sun, 10AM – 5PM
Admission: $20

Hancock Shaker Village
Hours: Daily, 10AM – 4PM
Admission: Adults $20, Youth $8 (ages 13-17), Children (12 and under) are FREE with a paying adult
Special exhibitions:
Silo Songs, a sound art project in the historic silo by conductor, singer, composer and Roomful of Teeth Founder/Artistic Director, Brad Wells who directs the choral program, oversees and teaches studio voice, and leads courses in conducting, arranging and voice science and style at Williams College.

Monodic Flow (Field Totem) by artist Marko Remec ’80
I saw a vision…and I felt the power of God flow into my soul like a fountain of living water. – Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers

In conjunction with the opening of the historic silos in 2018, New York-based conceptual sculptor Marko Remec created Monodic Flow – an outdoor installation of convex mirrors that cascades down the hillside at Hancock.

The path of mirrors echoes the flow of water in the underground aqueducts that the Shakers laid in 1818 from a reservoir at the top of the hillside to the village below. Water then powered their machinery, supplied the laundry, and afterward drained into distant fields to water the cattle and livestock.  Nothing was wasted by the Shakers, and the aqueduct is still in use today.

A monody is a song sung by a single voice. Early Shaker music was sung in unison without instrumental accompaniment, the voices of the community coming together to offer a single prayer to God. To Remec, the Shakers’ presence in American history was like a lone melody against the bustle of society around them, spiritually and culturally. Monodic Flow features over 160 dome mirrors, 32 inches each, stretching over 200 feet.

Williams Libraries

Sawyer Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM – 5PM; Sat 9AM – 5PM
The new Sawyer Library incorporates historic Stetson Hall and opened in July 2014. Stop in and see this award winning building designed by Bohlin Cywinki Jackson and see why our students love being in it. Sawyer now includes the Center for Instructional Technology and Special Collections.

Schow Science Library
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM – 4:30 PM; Sat 11AM – 3PM

Chapin Library of Rare Books
Located on Level 4 in Sawyer Library
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 1-5PM

College Archives and Special Collections
Located on Level 4 in Sawyer Library
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 1-5PM