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.

Coming in November:
The Impressionist Line

Opens Sunday, November 5
The Impressionist Line: From Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec showcases the hallmarks of the "Impressionist line,” including drawings by Claude Monet, color woodcuts by Paul Gauguin, etchings by Édouard Manet, pastels by Edgar Degas, and color lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition will be shown in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper.

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

Lisa Saltzman Named Director of Research and Academic Program

The Clark Art Institute today announced the appointment of Lisa Saltzman to serve as the Starr Director of its Research and Academic Program (RAP). 
Click here to read the full release.

No Rules

On View Through September 24
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 on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art.

As in Nature

On View Through October 9
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. As in Nature includes twelve large paintings by Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature as a long-standing inspiration.

Helen Frankenthaler Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, Sept 23-24

A weekend of events celebrating Helen Frankenthaler begins September 23 with “Abstract Expressions: An American Musical Exhibit in Four Parts” from 1–6 pm and a 3:30 pm conversation with artist Clifford Ross, curator Jay A. Clarke, and Clark Director Olivier Meslay on “Helen Frankenthaler’s Creative Process.” On September 24 at 2 pm, Thomas Krens discusses his collaboration with Frankenthaler. Click here for more information on all events.

Looking and Lunching: Madame Butterfly

Thursday, Sept 21, 12 pm
Join Lucas Matheson, curatorial intern, as he discusses Helen Frankenthaler’s Madame Butterfly (2000) in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper. A lunchtime discussion with fellow art-lovers follows. Free with admission; come early to pre-order and purchase your meal from Café 7 or bring a brown-bag lunch.

From Gallery to Landscape

Saturday, Sept 23, 10 am
IS183 Art School of the Berkshires instructor Marilyn Orner Cromwell leads a course at the Clark combining art appreciation and creation. Observe works in the galleries and try your hand at watercolor painting outdoors. Click here for pricing and registration details.