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Boston Globe talks Clark Art and offer new parents time to do something adult

“Works by Degas, Renoir, and other world-renowned artists line the walls of The Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown. On a normal day, quiet adult onlookers fill the galleries. But on the first Friday of every month, the scene differs entirely. That’s when a dozen or so babies enter the museum.

The Clark Art Institute hosts free New Parents Gallery Talks with the specific goal of attracting infants and their caregivers. The Clark’s Director of Education, Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, started the program 17 years ago after the birth of her third child. She wanted to give parents like herself an opportunity to engage with art in a welcoming environment — and without having to find a babysitter.” 

Read the entire article: At the Clark Art Institute, new parents can ‘get out of the house and do something adult’ published in the Boston Globe on January 3, 2020.