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 ongoing programming and is a critical component in the state’s efforts to connect children and adults to visual arts, music, theater, 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 Felda and Dena 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? 


Friday, Sept. 30, 4 pm
Dr. Martinez-Conde, an award-winning neuroscientist, will use paintings from the exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado to talk about behavioral insights developed by Old Masters and how they used or challenged perceptual cues in their work.The program is hosted by the Clark and Williams College Program in Neuroscience and the Psychology Department. Free; registration required.

Trailblazer 5K Run

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 am
$30.00 ($25.00 Clark members) plus $2.00 processing fee. Celebrate the beauty of the Clark's campus and the arrival of autumn at the first-ever Trailblazer 5K Run. Race partner Nature's Closet will present a race-day market featuring gear from vendors including Salomon and Smart Wool. Stretch out before and after the race with Be Fit Co.


Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 am - 1 pm
In honor of the exhibition Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill. this symposium will explore the important of place. Participants will engage in a cross-disciplinary dialogue moderated by exhibition co-curators Mark C. Taylor and Henry W. Art; keynote speech will be delivered by Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

Concert: Four Nations Ensemble

Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 pm
Join The Four Nations Ensemble for "Nocturne for the Kings of Spain," the last in a series of three evenings of Baroque music celebrating the Clark’s exhibition Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado. Preceding the concert from 6:00–7:30 pm, ticketholders enjoy private access to the exhibition; tapas and drinks available for purchase in Café 7 beginning at 6 pm.