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225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
413-458-2303 http://www.clarkart.edu/

July 2019

Community Tai Chi

July 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM 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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Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

July 22 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

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I Am a Part of Art: Community Art Reception

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Spend the afternoon with Community Access to the Arts (CATA) and enjoy conversations and art-making inspired by the exhibit I Am A Part of Art, on view at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill’s Hunter Studio. Clark visitors are invited to meet and talk with the CATA artists on-site about the exhibition and their unique approach to art-making and to make an original work of art, experimenting with some of the same techniques and materials used by the exhibiting artists. CATA is…

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The Brother Brothers in Concert

July 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Free

The Brother Brothers, identical twins David and Adam Moss carry the folk tradition for a new generation, honoring contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. Their first full-length album Some People I Know debuted in October 2018 and the duo have been earning rave reviews. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic to enjoy a…

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

July 24 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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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Jean Renoir Film Series: Renoir, by Gilles Bourdos

July 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Jean Renoir Film Series: Renoir, by Gilles Bourdos In the summer of 1915, Catherine Hessling, known at this time as Andrée Heuschling, traveled to the south of France to work as Renoir’s model. His health was in decline, but with her arrival, and the return of Jean Renoir from WWI, the artist’s energy was rejuvenated. This glowing, fictionalized account of one of the last years of Renoir’s life is rated R, and unsuitable for children. Run time: 2 hours

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

July 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Community Tai Chi

July 29 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM 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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Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

July 29 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

July 31 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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August 2019

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 3 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Community Tai Chi

August 5 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

August 5 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

Find out more »

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Community Tai Chi

August 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

August 12 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

Find out more »

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 14 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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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Berkshire Lantern Walk

August 15 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Step out into the summer night during the annual Berkshire Lantern Walk. As dusk falls, take time to explore Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet and the grounds around the Clark Center reflecting pools. Starting at 9 pm, members of the New England Puppet Intensive (NEPI) present three site-specific performance installations with abstract, illuminated objects inspired by contemporary artist Janet Cardiff’s sound installation in the Michael Conforti Pavilion—a visual spectacle reflecting the expansive resonance of Cardiff’s audio work. With your lantern and…

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Being in the Body: A Skin So Soft

August 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In conjunction with Renoir: The Body, The Senses, Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute present Being in the Body. This series explores the experience of being in a body, one's own or another's. What does it mean to be in a body? What does it feel like? Do our bodies define us, or is there something more? A Skin So Soft (Canada/France/Switzerland, 2017) Artfully observing the world of male bodybuilding, Quebecois filmmaker Denis Côté crafts an intimate portrait of…

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Community Tai Chi

August 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

August 19 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

Find out more »

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 24 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“The Trouble With Renoir”

August 24 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Please join Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation & Education Barnes Foundation, as she presents the lecture “The Trouble with Renoir” in conjunction with the special exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. Renoir is one of the most beloved artists of all time but also one of the most detested. While one critic in 1912 named him “the greatest living painter,” another writing in 1986 called him “the worst artist ever to achieve canonical status.” What is it about…

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 24 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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American Modern Opera Company

August 25 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) returns to the Clark this summer for another afternoon of epic performances staged on locations around the Clark's grounds. Performances will feature AMOC’s Co-Artistic Directors Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, AMOC violinists Miranda Cuckson and Keir Gogwilt, percussionist Jonny Allen, dancer/choreographer Julia Eichten, cellist Coleman Itzkoff, and countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this free outdoor performance. In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved indoors.

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Community Tai Chi

August 26 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 26 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find out more »

Reflections: Introspective Gallery Experience

August 26 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

In this weekly gallery experience, visitors are invited to look as a way to engage with works of art from the Clark’s collection. With a contemplative tone that encourages investigation and audience participation, the session focuses on exploring a single artwork. Working together with a museum educator, visitors examine the work’s meaning, find understanding, and raise questions on topics drawn from the broad spectrum of human imagination and experience. Distinct from a conventional academic gallery talk, Reflections provides an opportunity…

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Weekly Artmaking: Soundscapes

August 26 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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What does a drawing sound like? What does music look like? On Monday afternoons in July and August, take advantage of a special opportunity to sketch and reflect in Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Pick up complimentary drawing materials on the Fernández Terrace and carry them with you into the exhibition in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The Clark’s weekly summer programs are designed give new depth and creative context to gallery experiences by offering an opportunity for free exploration…

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Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 27 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
+ Google Map

From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find out more »

Member Gallery Talk: Ida O’Keeffe

August 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger leads an overview of our new summer exhibition Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow, the first museum show dedicated to this talented American modernist. O'Keeffe's paintings and prints of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s will be discussed, as well as her complicated relationship with her better known sister.

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Member Gallery Talk: Ida O’Keeffe

August 28 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger leads an overview of our new summer exhibition Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow, the first museum show dedicated to this talented American modernist. O'Keeffe's paintings and prints of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s will be discussed, as well as her complicated relationship with her better known sister. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required for all member events unless specified otherwise. Due to security regulations and the sensitive nature of works in our collection, we…

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Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 28 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 28 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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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Summer Book Club: Invisible Cities

August 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join fellow book lovers for lively discussions of novels related to our summer exhibitions. Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities explores the enchantments of imagined cities that share qualities of Venice, providing a rich setting against which to consider works exhibited in Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019. Space is limited and reservations are required. Copies of Invisible Cities are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Weekly Artmaking: Figure Drawing

August 29 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Try your hand at drawing from a live model. Practice sketching the human form during this self-directed drop-in drawing experience inspired by the forms in Renoir: The Body, The Senses. The Clark’s weekly summer programs are designed to give new depth and creative context to gallery experiences by offering an opportunity for free exploration and art-making. No experience required. Come as you are—our educators have everything you need to get started!

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Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 30 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Weekly Artmaking: Zine Workshop + Library

August 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Create and self-publish an eight-page zine responding to the prompt “May you live in interesting times,” the title and theme for the 2019 Venice Biennale. Check in over the summer to read submissions left by your fellow authors in a pop-up zine library. The Clark’s weekly summer programs are designed to give new depth and creative context to gallery experiences by offering an opportunity for free exploration and art-making. No experience required. Come as you are—our educators have everything you…

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Summer 2019 Daily Gallery Talks

August 31 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until August 31, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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From July 1–August 31, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark’s education team. Renoir and permanent collection talks are limited to twenty visitors each; O’Keeffe talks are limited to ten visitors each. Visitors will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

August 31 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

One event on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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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September 2019

Member Gallery Talk: Beyond Skin Deep

September 4 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Beyond Skin Deep Three guest experts from Williams College bring their unique perspectives as we consider Renoir’s magnificent nudes.

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Member Rare Books Talk: In Living Color

September 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Today, we think nothing of seeing color images in printed material or on the screen. In fact, it is the black-and-white image that sometimes gives us pause. However, there was a time when color set a publication apart. Drawing from exquisite examples in the Clark library, Collections Development Librarian Terri Boccia looks at a variety of techniques used to create color illustrations over the centuries. PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required for all member events unless specified otherwise. Due to security…

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Looking and Lunching: The Forty Part Motet

September 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Take a closer look at the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a half-hour discussion in the galleries focusing on one work of art. Enjoy continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers. This month, join Brad Wells, founder and artistic director of Grammy Award-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth as he discusses Janet Cardiff’s sound installation, The Forty Part Motet. Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring…

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The Biennial as a Global Phenomenon: Brian Sholis and Caroline Jones in Conversation

September 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In conjunction with the exhibition Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, exhibition curator Brian Sholis and MIT art historian Caroline A. Jones join for a conversation outdoors on the Spencer Terrace about the history and future of the biennial as a global phenomenon. Jones is a scholar of modern and contemporary art whose most recent book is The Global Work of Art: World’s Fairs, Biennials, and the Aesthetics of Experience (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Introduced and moderated…

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The Art Academy Outside Europe

September 13 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This public symposium will undertake a collective and comparative study of the art academy outside Europe and the United States as a way of defamiliarizing art and its associated practices in a global context. Speakers will examine case studies of institutions in Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Colombia, Iran, and elsewhere.

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The Art Academy Outside Europe

September 14 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This public symposium will undertake a collective and comparative study of the art academy outside Europe and the United States as a way of defamiliarizing art and its associated practices in a global context. Speakers will examine case studies of institutions in Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, China, Colombia, Iran, and elsewhere.

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Basic Black

September 17 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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What would happen, what would be enabled theoretically and practically if we re-imagined and re-envisioned all color and all colors as blackness in the most expansive sense? Thinking about the universe (of color) as black tout court presents the challenge of addressing all difference—in the visual field as much as anything else—as the internal differentiation of blackness, a doubling or redoubling of the richness of (non-)being, precisely because it is derived from, in relation to, and in the name of…

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Member Gallery Talk: Beyond Skin Deep

September 18 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Beyond Skin Deep Three guest experts from Williams College bring their unique perspectives as we consider Renoir’s magnificent nudes.

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On Renoir: Lisa Yuskavage and Alison De Lima Greene in Conversation

September 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In conjunction with Renoir: The Body, The Senses, contemporary artist Lisa Yuskavage and curator Alison de Lima Greene discuss the impact of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s paintings on the history of art and why Renoir matters today.

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Meet Me at the Clark

September 23 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark is pleased to offer Meet Me at the Clark, a free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias) and their care partners. Visitors are welcome to arrive between 2–2:30 on Monday afternoons when the museum is closed to the public for an hour of viewing and discussion of a few artworks. Specially trained docents guide small groups of participants in an open-ended conversation about art intended to nurture relationships and uplift spirits.

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Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts

September 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Anthony Grafton considers the meaning and relevance of margin notes found in Renaissance texts. In this period, educated readers went through their texts pen in hand. They underlining passages, adding references to names and short summaries in the margins, and interpreting or responding to the text. Most marginalia were verbal. But scholars from Petrarch in the fourteenth century to John Dee in the sixteenth also made drawings of many kinds in the margins of their books. This lecture presents some…

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New Member Orientation Tour: Manton Study Center for Works on Paper

September 26 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for Works on Paper, for an orientation to the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Open to the public by appointment, the Study Center houses the Clark's collection of more than 6,500 prints, drawings, and photographs spanning the history of the graphic arts from the fifteenth century through the early twentieth century. Explore how specially designed lighting, storage, and display features support close examination of artworks that are not on permanent view due to…

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Darby English: Some Things You Can Do With a Dome

September 28 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Darby English, the exhibition scholar for the American Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale will discuss Swallowed Sun, the featured sculpture in Liberty / Libertà, the exhibition by contemporary artist Martin Puryear, the 2019 U.S. Representative to this year's Biennale. English is the Carl Darling Buck Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago and Adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He served as the…

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October 2019

Mapping Senufo: Rethinking the Scholarly Monograph

October 1 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark Fellow Susan Gagliardi presents, “Mapping Senufo: Rethinking the Scholarly Monograph in the Era of Digital Publication.” What might research and the publication of results look like if scholars producing them integrated decades of theories about the construction of identities and the politics of knowledge production into their work on arts of Africa once considered “traditional”? Mapping Senufo—an in-progress, collaborative, born-digital publication project that Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi initiated and now co-directs with Constantine Petridis—offers a model for joining such theories…

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Art & Politics Film Series: The Gleaners and I

October 2 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Gleaners and I Directed by Agnès Varda France, 2000 82 minutes This award-winning film by Agnès Varda (1928–2019) takes those on the margins, who subsist or even thrive on leftovers, as its subjects. Inspired by Jean-François Millet’s 1857 painting The Gleaners, which depicts peasant women gathering leftover wheat after a harvest, Varda scours town and country in her native France to find modern day exemplars of the practice, telling their stories and reveling with them in their finds. Her…

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On Artists and Their Books: Miko McGinty in Conversation

October 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Miko McGinty is a graphic designer specializing in art books who has worked with the Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Most recently, she designed the catalogue for Martin Puryear’s 2019 U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà. In conjunction with Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, and in conversation with Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger, McGinty discusses the nexus of…

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The Audience

October 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$16 – $18

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old…

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First Sundays Free: Sustainability

October 6 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join friends and family at the Clark for the first Free Sunday of the season -- a day of free admission and activities designed to entertain and inspire visitors of all ages. This month, join us to celebrate the Clark’s commitment to sustainability and the opening of Rivers and Reverence, a special community exhibition of photography presented by the Hoosic River Watershed Association and exhibited in the Lunder Center’s Hunter Studio. Relax by the water feature on the Fernández Terrace…

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Drawing Closer: Trees

October 11 @ 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 prints, drawings, and photographs from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Trees (October), Nocturnes (November), and Ornamental Design (December). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier works or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils…

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Turandot

October 12 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

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A Concert of Music by Stephen Dankner

October 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Composer Stephen Dankner presents a 75th birthday concert featuring a performance of several of his compositions. This event is free and open to all. Program Dance Suite, performed by Willis Delony, pianist • Toccata • Nocturne • Waltz for Mickey • Ragtime Etude-Fantasy: III, performed by Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair, pianist Four Preludes, performed by George Bowerman, pianist • Andantino grazioso • Valse lent • Gently flowing • Lentamente, con profunda tristezza e solennità Do not stand at my grave and weep,…

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Looking and Lunching: Picturing Berenice Abbott

October 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Take a closer look at the Clark’s collection during Looking and Lunching, a half hour of discussion focusing on one work from the collection followed by continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers in the Carswell Room. This month, join Andrew Kensett, Williams GradArt ’20, as he discusses a never-exhibited cache of portraits by Modernist photographer Berenice Abbott. While living in Paris in the ‘20s, Abbott photographed luminaries such as James Joyce, Edna St. Vincent Millay,…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations…with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT…

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Gentle Yoga

October 23 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$8 – $12

Explore the confluence of yoga + art + awareness of the elements in this four-week gentle yoga class led by certified instructor Mary Edgerton. People of all levels of experience, mobility, and flexibility are welcome to participate. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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Manon

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production.

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Performing Artists in Residence Concert

October 27 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$20 – $25

Co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) present a special program of chamber music. Joining them for this performance are Anton Miller (violin) and Rita Porfiris (viola) The piano quartet program features: Schubert: Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet, D. 487 Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano Dvořák: Piano Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op. 23 Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Op. 15

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Meet Me at the Clark

October 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark is pleased to offer Meet Me at the Clark, a free community education program designed for people living with Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias) and their care partners. Visitors are welcome to arrive between 2–2:30 on Monday afternoons when the museum is closed to the public for an hour of viewing and discussion of a few artworks. Specially trained docents guide small groups of participants in an open-ended conversation about art intended to nurture relationships and uplift spirits.

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Earth Diplomacy: Diné Arts of Reciprocity, 1966–1968

October 29 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark Fellow Jessica Horton presents, “Earth Diplomacy: Diné Arts of Reciprocity, 1966–1968.” From 1966 to 1968, the United States government commissioned Diné (Navajo) artists Bertha and Fred Stevens to demonstrate weaving and sandpainting across Eurasia and Latin America, ostensibly as an exercise of Cold War “soft power.” Drawing upon Indigenous knowledge, International Relations theory, and the methods of ecocritical art history, this talk reframes the Stevens' tour as a creative instance of what Horton calls “earth diplomacy.”

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Gentle Yoga

October 30 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$8 – $12

Explore the confluence of yoga + art + awareness of the elements in this four-week gentle yoga class led by certified instructor Mary Edgerton. People of all levels of experience, mobility, and flexibility are welcome to participate. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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November 2019

New Parents Gallery Talk

November 1 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants to enjoy a guided visit in our galleries. This free program is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.

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Material Matters: Race and Materiality in the Decorative Arts

November 1 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Curatorial Fellow Adrienne Childs presents “Material Matters: Race and Materiality in the Decorative Arts.” A seventeenth-century ebony “blackamoor” cabinet, an eighteenth-century sterling silver slave candlestick, and a twenty-first-century black Murano glass chandelier are examples of decorative arts that figure into Childs’s examination of what she calls “Ornamental Blackness.” Childs discusses the implications of luxury objects that reference the ornamental black body and the significance of the precious raw materials out of which they were often fashioned. The jarring combination of…

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Write When You Get Work

November 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join local filmmaker Stacy Cochran for a screening of her latest film, Write When You Get Work, followed by a reception. Cochran will be joined by Emmy-nominated writer and executive producer Michael Sardo for a conversation about the film and Cochran’s work. Write When You Get Work is a thorny romantic comedy set in New York City at a private school for girls and in the world outside its exclusive walls. Written and directed by Stacy Cochran and shot on…

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First Sundays Free: Play

November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Why so serious? Get playful at the museum during this special Free Sunday celebrating free expression and creative play. Normally a place of quiet reflection, the Conforti Pavilion transforms into the Game Room – challenge a friend to game of ping pong or hopscotch and hula hoop to your heart’s content! Check out a board game from stations in Café 7 or the Museum Pavilion and settle in for a game with friends, then go down to the Family Room…

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Gentle Yoga

November 6 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Explore the confluence of yoga + art + awareness of the elements in this four-week gentle yoga class led by certified instructor Mary Edgerton. People of all levels of experience, mobility, and flexibility are welcome to participate. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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Drawing Closer: Nocturnes

November 8 @ 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 prints, drawings, and photographs from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Trees (October), Nocturnes (November), and Ornamental Design (December). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier works or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite pencils…

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Madama Butterfly

November 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera’s most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes tenor Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, baritone Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth…

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Curating “Jerusalem Actual and Possible”: Political Lessons From a Non-Euclidean City

November 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow Kirsten Scheid presents, “Curating Jerusalem Actual and Possible: Political Lessons from a non-Euclidean City.” Treating an exhibition not as a representation but a “system of action,” reveals how it provides participants with a “critical space,” i.e. a semi-physical, sensorially alter-space. In this lecture, Scheid examines an exhibition she co-curated in 2018 in Jerusalem as a process-space where actors could analyze the bundling of their lives into incomplete concepts, such as “Palestinian” or “Israeli Arab,” or artificially exclusive…

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Gentle Yoga

November 13 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Explore the confluence of yoga + art + awareness of the elements in this four-week gentle yoga class led by certified instructor Mary Edgerton. People of all levels of experience, mobility, and flexibility are welcome to participate. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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Art & Politics Film Series: The Gleaners and I

November 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This award-winning film by Agnès Varda (1928–2019) takes those on the margins, who subsist or even thrive on leftovers, as its subjects. Inspired by Jean-François Millet’s 1857 painting The Gleaners, which depicts peasant women gathering leftover wheat after a harvest, Varda scours town and country in her native France to find modern day exemplars of the practice, telling their stories and reveling with them in their finds. Her idiosyncratic, personal narration and hand-held camera technique make this engrossing film by…

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Berkshire Natural History Conference

November 16 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The 5th Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will be held at the Clark. Join the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA) for a daylong series of short presentations on the natural history of the Berkshires. Visit hoorwra.org for details.

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Opening Lecture: Travels on Paper

November 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Please join Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, as she presents an overview of Travels on Paper. Image: Robert Macpherson (Scottish, active in Italy, c. 1815–1872), Three Italian Views: Cascatelle in Tivoli (detail), c. 1857. Collodio-albumen print, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 in. Clark Art Institute, Gift of Paul Katz, 1986.19.B

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Graphic Content (Part 1 of 3)

November 21 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This three-part series looks at books and periodicals made by modern and contemporary artists. The series will consider how artists have used typography and the book form—from avant-garde journals of the early twentieth century to artists’ books of the last twenty years—to advance their aesthetic and political programs. These hands-on sessions, using books drawn from the Clark library’s extensive collections, are led by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects.

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Akhnaten

November 23 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Run time: 3 hours, 31 minutes

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Van Gogh & Japan

November 30 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$10 – $12.50

“I envy the Japanese,” Vincent van Gogh wrote in a letter to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based, Van Gogh & Japan at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, one can see why. Though Van Gogh never visited Japan, it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the nineteenth century…

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Enjoy twenty-five percent off all Museum Store purchases as part of National Museum Store Sunday. Peruse our eclectic selection of jewelry, decor, gift items, and fine art books. Discount excludes sale items.

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Graphic Content (Part 2 of 3)

December 5 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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This three-part series looks at books and periodicals made by modern and contemporary artists. The series will consider how artists have used typography and the book form—from avant-garde journals of the early twentieth century to artists’ books of the last twenty years—to advance their aesthetic and political programs. These hands-on sessions, using books drawn from the Clark library’s extensive collections, are led by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects.

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New Parents Gallery Talk

December 6 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants to enjoy a guided visit in our galleries. This free program is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted.

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The Cassatt String Quartet in Concert

December 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$20 – $25

The Cassatt String Quartet presents world premieres by composers Ileana Perez-Velazquez, Zachary Wadsworth, and Dylan Schneider, each of whom is a member of the Williams College faculty. Each composition is inspired by their favorite artwork in the Clark's permanent collection. To celebrate the opening of Williamstown's Holiday Walk weekend, the Cassatt String Quartet will round out the program with the festive music of Vivaldi’s “Winter” from the Four Seasons, and selections from the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker Suite” by Tchaikovsky.…

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The Magic Flute

December 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$18 – $25

Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts. Simulcasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Julie Taymor’s kaleidoscopic production returns to select cinemas this holiday season in an encore presentation of the company’s first-ever Live in HD transmission. James Levine conducts a winning ensemble that includes tenor Matthew Polenzani, baritone Nathan Gunn, and bass René Pape in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s…

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Full Moon Winter Walk

December 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes to explore the Clark’s campus by the light of the December full moon, the Full Cold Moon. On this nighttime walk you will explore with heightened senses and see how the landscape is transformed on a winter’s night. Visitors will be provided with lanterns, and, if weather allows, make use of the Clark’s snowshoes. Walk will begin promptly at 7 pm, so plan to arrive ahead of time. Visitors should dress warmly and be prepared…

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Sold Out. Drawing Closer: Ornamental Design

December 13 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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SOLD OUT. The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper invites artists of all skill levels to work closely after thematic selections of prints, drawings, and photographs from the Clark’s collection. Each month explores a different theme—Trees (October), Nocturnes (November), and Ornamental Design (December). Enjoy an open hour to participate in the artistic tradition of copying earlier works or choose to practice fundamentals and explore new ideas. Basic materials are provided. Artists bringing their own supplies should note that only graphite…

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Start With Art Preschool Series

December 14 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on February 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Get your preschoolers off to a good start with themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. This month's activities are themed to the concept of movement. Best suited to three- to six-year-olds and their parents. No registration is necessary. These events are free and open to the public. Art can be messy, so please dress casually.

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Opening Lecture: Arabesque

December 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Please join Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, as she presents an overview of Arabesque.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

December 15 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$12 – $32

Be transported into a magical fairyland while enjoying the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party! Sweeten the experience by completing the afternoon with an encore broadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet's HD production of The Nutcracker in the Clark’s auditorium. Individual tickets are available for only the tea party or ballet, but the best way to enjoy the day is to purchase a special combination ticket that offers a discounted rate that includes both the tea party and the ballet broadcast. The…

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The Nutcracker

December 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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$10 – $18

Snowflakes and sugar plum fantasies come to life in this encore HD broadcast of the exquisite Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved seasonal treat, The Nutcracker. Be transported into a magical fairyland while enjoying the big-screen experience in the Clark’s auditorium. Sweeten the holiday fun by starting the afternoon at the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party, featuring sweet and savory treats, hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. Details on the tea party and a special combo discount offer are here.

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