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Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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April 2019

Gallery Talk: Highlights of the Collection

April 20 @ 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Saturdays at 11:15, September through June, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark's education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites. Groups meet outside the permanent collection in the Museum Pavilion. Talks are limited to twenty people each on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Rembrandt

April 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$10 – $12.50

Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. With privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition while interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world-famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this Exhibition on Screen favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen,…

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Grand Challenges: Social History of Art and Digital Humanities Methods

April 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Research and Academic Program presents, “Grand Challenges: Social History of Art and Digital Humanities Methods,” a public discussion among leaders in the field of art history about the state of the field in relationship to the digital humanities and the possibilities of a digital art history. Participants include Anne Helmreich, Getty Research Institute, and Paul B. Jaskot, Duke University. This program is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Grand Challenges of Art History: Digital/Computational Methods and Social Art History

April 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States

The Research and Academic Program presents, “Grand Challenges of Art History: Digital/Computational Methods and Social Art History,” a public conversation among leaders in the field about the digital humanities and the possibilities of a digital art history. Participants include Niall Atkinson (University of Chicago), Horace Ballard (Williams College Museum of Art), Koenraad Brosens (Leuven University), André Dombrowski (University of Pennsylvania), Jacqueline Francis (California College of the Arts), Susan Gagliardi (Emory University), Anne Helmreich (Getty Research Institute), Paul Jaskot (Duke University),…

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May 2019

[email protected] Clark: Pop-Up Display

May 2 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark Art Institute's Manton Study Center for Works on Paper will be open to all for a special one-day pop-up exhibition featuring some of the treasures of the Clark's exceptional works on paper collection. Curated specifically in celebration of ArtWeek, the exhibition will feature a selection of drawings, prints, watercolors, engravings, and photography. Throughout ArtWeek, take advantage of complimentary paint kits to try your hand at plein air painting or use our Spotify playlist to enjoy Clark Soundscapes that…

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Artweek at the Clark: Works on Paper

May 2 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek features hands-on, interactive, or behind-the-scenes creative experiences. On Thursday, May 2 from 1–4 pm, visit a special, one-day pop-up display in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, to view a selection of prints, drawings, and photographs from the permanent collection. ABOUT ARTWEEK Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and…

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Drawing Closer: Figures

May 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper invites artists of all skill levels to work closely after thematic selections of drawings from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Animals (April) and Figures (May). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier drawings or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils are allowed in the Study Center…

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First Sunday Free: Taste of Summer

May 5 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Enjoy our last First Sunday Free program of the season with a day celebrating the summer ahead. Admission to the galleries is free all day; activities related to the Clark’s summer exhibitions and programs will be hosted from 1–4 pm. Excited for Renoir: The Body, The Senses? Try your hand at figure drawing from a live model in the Museum Pavilion before our weekly artmaking sessions begin in July. Can’t wait for the Clark's Hyperlocal Community Concerts? Hike up Stone…

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Book Talk With B.A. Shapiro

May 5 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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New York Times bestselling author B. A. Shapiro, author of the new novel The Collector's Apprentice, presents a free book talk and signing. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own with such novels as The Muralist and The Art Forger, which The Washington Post praised for its “skillful balance of brisk plotting, significant emotional depth and a multi-layered narration rich with a sense of moral consequence.” In The Collector's Apprentice, Shapiro takes readers to Paris in the 1920s…

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Dialogues Des Carmélites

May 11 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Now in its thirteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark presents ten live transmissions beginning October 6, 2018. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force,…

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Mother’s Day at the Clark

May 12 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Spend the afternoon at the Clark with your mother-figure and enjoy a special themed self-guide. The whole family can make a day of it with a Mother’s Day brunch in the morning and a visit to the galleries in the afternoon.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Make Mother's Day special with a gourmet brunch. Seating is at 10:30 am. Brunch buffet closes at 12 pm. Reserve by Thursday, May 9! Buffet Menu: Frittata Lorraine Mushroom, Caramelized Onion, Bacon Lardon & Gruyere Vegetarian Frittata Sundried Tomato, Spinach & Feta Stuffed French Toast Silver Dollar Pancakes (Blueberry or Chocolate Chip) Citrus Mascarpone & Butter Mounted Maple Syrup Crispy Cheddar Grit Cakes with Canadian Bacon, Poached Egg and Chive Hollandaise House-Cured Cold Smoked Salmon with Grilled Asparagus amd Béarnaise…

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Jonathan Dely Concert

May 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$20 – $28

Jazz trumpeter Jonathan Dely performs in concert with his world-class band featuring an exciting program of jazz, pop, and selections from the American Songbook. Dely’s live show is as dynamic and energetic as it is cool and romantic, as he delivers a cross-genre performance sure to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes. About Jonathan Dely Jonathan Dely, 25, is an award-winning trumpet soloist from Long Island, New York. Named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition,…

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June 2019

Exhibition Opening Reception

June 7 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join us for an opening celebration and reception for the 2019 summer exhibitions: Renoir: The Body, The Senses, and Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Enjoy light refreshments and be among the first to view the season’s shows. Free; RSVP required. Please RSVP online or call 413 458 0524.

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Member Appreciation Day

June 10 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark members are invited on a day the museum is closed to the public for exclusive access to the galleries. Bring a friend and be among the first to see two summer exhibitions: Renoir: The Body, the Senses and Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Stop by the café for lunch and visit the Museum Store to enjoy twenty percent off all merchandise (valid one day only). No reservations required. Members must present a valid membership card.

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Father’s Day at the Clark

June 16 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Grab dad and head for the hills! The whole family can make it a museum day with a special gallery guide exploring fathers and father-figures in the Clark collection. Enjoy a picnic from Café 7 to enjoy while you relax by the reflecting pools or take a hike on our trails.     Image: Winslow Homer, Two Guides (detail), 1877. Oil on canvas. Clark Art Institute, 1955.3

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Creative Ecologies: Balancing Aesthetics and Stewardship

June 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Back by popular demand! Horticulturist and Clark Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes joins beekeeper Dave Thayer to discuss the delicate balance between aesthetic and sustainable landscape management on the museum’s sprawling 140-acre campus. Enjoy the long evening of the summer solstice during a walk-and-talk session on the museum grounds. Learn more about the flora and fauna that call Stone Hill home. Get special insight into how “Clark Buzz,” the Institute’s bee program, fits into the Clark’s museum's unique approach to grounds…

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Member Rare Books Talk

June 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In anticipation of the Clark’s special exhibition, Art's Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, Collections Development Librarian Terri Boccia and Collections Management Librarian Andrea Puccio present a rare books talk entitled, “Capturing the Spectacle: the Clark Library and Venice Biennale.” The talk gives members a behind-the-scenes look at the library’s ongoing Venice biennial project. Since 2007, the library has been collecting and preserving material created for each iteration of the Biennale—creating an unparalleled and growing group of books, electronic…

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July 2019

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

July 3 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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There is more to the Clark's 140-acre campus than meets the eye. This one-hour guided walking tour explores our picturesque landscape, highlighting features that are unknown to many visitors. From outdoor installations to our ongoing sustainability initiative, discover the hidden stories behind the natural beauty of our grounds. You can expect a few surprises along the way! This activity, appropriate for all ages, is moderate in activity level. Proper footwear is encouraged. Severe weather cancels this event. Registration is not…

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Exhibition: Ida O’Keefe, Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

July 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 6, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe (1889–1961) was a talented American modernist, whose paintings and prints of the 1920s and 1930s explore realism and abstraction in the service of a distinctive artistic style. Yet the fact that her older sister was the renowned Georgia O’Keeffe begins to explain why most people have not heard of her. Drawing on extensive new research, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow assesses Ida’s work and life, including her training, technique, and travels—as well as the sisters’ sibling…

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Exhibition: Art’s Biggest Stage

July 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 14, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From national pavilions to thematic exhibitions presented in grand villas, the Venice Biennale is a polyphonic, cross-continental survey of contemporary art and the social issues it engages. Since 2007, the Clark's library has built an unparalleled collection of artist editions, books, posters, publicity materials, and other objects produced for this extravaganza. Art's Biggest Stage introduces the Venice Biennale by showcasing the Clark's growing archive and exploring the questions of nationhood, identity, and spectacle central to the Biennale experience. Featuring artists…

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Opening Lecture for Ida O’keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

July 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Please join Sue Canterbury, the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow, as she presents her lecture “Ida O’Keeffe: Untimely Ambitions and Obstacles Unforeseen”. Before joining the DMA, Canterbury served as Associate Curator in the Department of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which was preceded by her first curatorial post as Assistant Curator at the Clark Art Institute. She holds an…

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Summer Family Day

July 7 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Mark your calendars for Summer Family Day at the Clark! Celebrate four extraordinary exhibitions — Renoir: The Body, The Senses; Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet; Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow; and Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019—with a day of fun for all ages.  Art-making, entertainment, and more!  Gallery admission and most activities are free; snacks and refreshments available for purchase. This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

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Community Tai Chi

July 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Mondays in July and August, 9–10 am Take a moment each week to reflect and refocus with tai chi on the Fernández Terrace. This free weekly class with certified instructors from Berkshire Tai Chi is well-suited for both experienced practitioners and newcomers. Explore strengthening poses and find a greater state of mindfulness while surrounded by the beauty of nature and modern architecture on the Clark's Fernández Terrace. Comfortable clothing and footwear encouraged. Continue the morning in the galleries during Reflections,…

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