Clark Receives Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant

The Clark is one of more than 300 nonprofit arts, humanities, and science organizations across the Commonwealth that will receive support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Investment Portfolio. MCC’s generous support is vitally important to the Clark’s on-going programming and is a critical component in the state’s efforts to connect children and adults to visual arts, music, theatre, and film; teach them about history, literature, and the environment; and introduce them to new languages and cultural traditions. More information can be found here.


The Clark Art Institute’s newly renovated Manton Research Center will open to the public on November 12, 2016.  A significant reconfiguration of the building’s first floor provides new public spaces including a gallery and study center for works on paper; a public reading room; and a bookstore and coffee bar, while building-wide upgrades for accessibility and life safety have enhanced its library, auditorium, and administrative offices. For more information, click here.   

Olivier Meslay Appointed Director of the Clark

The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute has selected Olivier Meslay to serve as its Dena and Felda Hardymon Director. Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, became the Clark’s fifth director when he assumed his role on August 22.


Splendor, Myth,
and Vision

"[It] might get you a little hot
under the collar." —New York Times
The New York Times calls Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado “a weighty but also steamy exhibition."
Read the review here and plan your visit today!
Join us for the public symposium "Whose Nudes? Painting, Collecting, Displaying the Body in Early Modern Europe" on Friday, September 23 from 1–5 pm.

Meet Author Jodi Picoult

Saturday, October 8
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult debuts her new novel, Small Great Things, at the Clark during a special afternoon event. Click here for information about tickets.


Open through October 10
On view at the Lunder Center on Stone Hill, Sensing Place provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place through the lens of Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation at the heart of the Clark’s campus. Explore the galleries, walk the Stone Hill trails, and consider: What is the meaning of place? What is the value of place? 

Figure Drawing

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2:30-4 pm
Each Wednesday in August, artists of all skill levels are invited to participate in relaxed figure drawing classes inspired by the works on view in Splendor, Myth, and Vision. Hosted in the Museum Pavilion, the classes feature lightly guided instruction and live models. All materials provided.

Tapas on the Terrace

Friday, Sept.2, 4-7 pm
Relax on the Fernández Terrace and enjoy the beautiful summer evening view. Drinks and tapas available for purchase.

Free Concert: Sense of Place Through Music

Saturday, Sept. 3, 3 pm
Leading players of The Orchestra Now and Juilliard come together to present a free concert on the Spencer Terrace of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. The chamber music repertoire is inspired by the Clark’s exhibition Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill.


Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:30 am
Join Williams College Geosciences Professor Bud Wobus for a morning hike on Stone Hill. Explore your surroundings and learn the geological story of Stone Hill and its landscape. Meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 10:30 am.