Visit ArtCountry This Summer!

Summer’s the perfect time to visit our corner of the world, with four incredible museums and an amazing theatre festival. ArtCountry is less than three hours from New York and Boston. Check out what’s happening!

Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Thomas Schütte: Crystal is the contemporary artist’s first full-scale architectural artwork in the United States. Located on a meadow near the top of Stone Hill, Crystal provides visitors the opportunity to reflect on how landscapes and places are constructed and preserved. Pick up a trail map at admissions and take a hike to the installation.

An Inner World

Through October 1
An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. The exhibition brings together paintings from the Clark’s collection and The Leiden Collection, a private collection in New York.
Image: The Leiden Collection, New York
Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in. Musée national Picasso-Paris. Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP158. Photo: Mathieu Rabeau © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Picasso: Encounters

Now Open

Picasso: Encounters explores Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) experimentation with large-scale printmaking and features 35 prints and 3 paintings.The exhibition includes important paintings on loan from the Musée national Picasso–Paris. The exhibition addresses his creative process, issues of the collaboration in print production, and the muses that inspired him including Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot, and Jacqueline Roque.
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Orchestrating Elegance

Now Open
Orchestrating Elegance offers new insight into one of his most successful and distinctive artistic endeavors—the design of a music room in the Greco-Pompeian style for the New York mansion of financier, art collector, and philanthropist Henry Gurdon Marquand (1819–1902). This exhibition brings together twelve pieces of the original furniture suite, along with paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture from the room, for the first time since Marquand’s estate was auctioned in 1903. 
Image: Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011), Jockey, 1978. Acrylic on canvas, 100 1/4 x 84 1/4 in. From the Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection, courtesy of the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation Inc. © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

As in Nature

Opens July 1
Like many abstract artists, Helen Frankenthaler continually tested the constraints of the genre, at times inserting into her compositions elements of recognizable subject matter that throw the abstract elements into relief. This exhibition includes a selection of large paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature as a long-standing inspiration.

Image:Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928–2011), Tales of Genji IV, 1998. Twenty-one color woodcut from twelve woodblocks and one stencil on handmade paper, 47 x 42 in. Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York

No Rules

Opens July 1
No Rules explores Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive and groundbreaking approach to the woodcut. Throughout her career, the artist worked with a variety of print publishers to push the medium in new directions; this exhibition features seventeen prints by the artist on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art. 

Free Fun Friday

Friday, June 23, 10 am - 5 pm
On Friday, June 23, enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative.

Film: Michelangelo: Love and Death

Saturday, June 24, 3 pm
To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo da Vinci, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance—and perhaps of all time. Tickets here.

Dinner and the Show

Saturday, June 24, 6:30 pm
Enjoy a special evening of fine art and fine dining at the Clark, including private access to Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design with a talk by exhibition co-curator Kathy Morris. The talk begins at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. Tickets here.

Book Club: The Age of Innocence

Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm
In celebration of the exhibition, Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design, the Clark hosts a summer book club; join us to discuss Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. Click here to register.