Why are College Art Museums listed under SummerArts? Because summer is an excellent time to visit the many fine college art collections located in America. Summertime campuses define bucolic – and are considerably less crowded than during the fall/spring school terms.
Almost every college has some form of art gallery. While the vast majority limit themselves to touring exhibitions, the ones listed below have large permanent collections that are must-see if your summer plans (or any other plans) take you to the area. Need another reason to visit a campus? Most college cafeterias are reasonably priced and open to the public (especially in the summer) and can be an excellent choice for a good, inexpensive meal.