Temporary Gallery Closure

The Impressionist Gallery (Gallery 2) in the Museum Building will be closed February 1–12 while necessary upgrades are completed. All other galleries in the Museum Building and the Eye for Excellence exhibition in the Clark Center remain open during this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience. 

60th Anniversary Video

Connect with Art Online!

Multimedia guides are available at the admission desk for $5 (members $3). Engage with more than 150 works in the collection through in-depth audio, video, and interactive content; take an environmental sustainability tour of the campus; delve into the history of the Clark; plan your visit; and more!

The multimedia guide is also available as a free mobile app; download onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.

Rare Delacroix Study on View

On February 9, a fascinating oil study by Eugène Delacroix will go on view in the Clark’s galleries, marking the first time since 1930 that it has been publicly exhibited.  The work dating from the mid-1880s, was likely intended for one of Delacroix’s murals for the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Its exhibition here at the Clark is the result of a generous long-term loan.  Read about the painting in the New York Times

Once Naughty, Now Nice

‘Splendor, Myth, and Vision’ opens June 12
The Clark's summer show, Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, brings twenty-eight Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado—twenty-four which have never traveled to the United States. The exhibition examines collecting at the Spanish court, especially during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Read the article in the New York Times here.

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 the admissions desk and take a hike to the installation.

Valentine’s Day at the Clark

Make your Valentine's Day special with a visit to the Clark!
Start your day off with a gourmet brunch. Click here to reserve seats at 11 am; click here to reserve seats at 12:30 pm.
Throughout the day, enjoy music and gallery talks. At 12 pm, Williams College student Scott Daniel plays romantic violin music; at 1 pm, William-Adolphe Bouguereau's Nymphs and Satyr will be the subject of a gallery talk. 
At 3 pm, join us in Café 7 for a very special Valentine’s Day tea, featuring elegant sweets and savories. Click here to reserve.

Word Up Family Day

Sunday, Feb 7, 1–4 pm
Join the Clark in celebrating one of the best kept secrets of our collection: a display of contemporary artists’ books currently on view in our special exhibition, An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting. This fun day of activities will explore a variety of unusual and imaginative storytelling media, from papercutting to rap. Free admission all day; all activities free.

New Works on View

Several new works have been installed in our Eye for Excellence exhibition, including three chalk drawings by Claude Lorrain and a woodcut by Emil Nolde, among many others. Come take a look!
Image: Claude Lorrain, A Wooded Landscape with Distant Buildings (detail), 1640–50