Mead Art museum is on the campus of the well endowed Amherst college. The museum is free to enter and houses examples of many different periods of art from ancient to modern. There are pieces of stone petrogylphs and artifacts and also period pieces from the likes of Rodin, Hassam, Homer and Renoir. There is one room called the Rotherwass Gallery which is a well-preserved, highly ornate room with medieval and baroque art. The room itself is awe inspiring.The students appear to use it as a study hall. The only negative about this gallery is that it is not very child friendly.The docents are hyper concerned with children behavior even as they try to engage them. Mind you my children behaved beautifully but you could feel the nervousness in the galleries and even as WE were pointing out different aspects of the work they would approach us and remind us not to touch the pieces, which we were not doing. My suggestion is to only visit if you can trust your children or if they are a bit older.