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.

The Met: Live in HD
is Back!

The Clark’s auditorium will once again ring with the exquisite sounds of The Met: Live in HD! Now in its eleventh season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted around the world. Telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. The Clark presents eight live transmissions and four encores in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium, from November 19, 2016–May 13, 2017.

First Sundays Free

Now through May 7, 2017
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month! 

Arturo Sandoval Headlines Manton Opening Weekend

Manton Research Center offers new galleries, study center, and reading room
The Clark Art Institute’s newly renovated Manton Research Center will open to the public on November 12, 2016.  A full series of events are planned to celebrate the building's reopening, including a jazz concert by Grammy-winning artist Arturo Sandoval and his band. Click here for tickets. For a full schedule of the weekend's events, click here

Gift Supports New Works on Paper Gallery

The Clark recently received a $2 million gift from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust in support of its works on paper collection.  The Clark will dedicate a new gallery in the Manton Research Center on November 12 to honor the gift. Click here for more information.

Exhibition Highlights Clark Photography Collection

Photography and Discovery explores how photographers considered unknown people, places, and things during the medium’s first seventy-five years. The exhibition—the first presented in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper in the newly renovated Manton Research Center—is the first extensive presentation of the Clark’s growing collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography.

A Cappella Music

Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 am and 1 pm
Williams College a cappella groups delight visitors of all ages with two performances: Ephoria (11 am) and The Octet (1 pm).


Monday, Oct. 31, 5:30 pm
In this free lecture, Jeremy Melius, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Tufts University, revisits the relationship between Victorian critic John Ruskin and his disciple and translator Marcel Proust to rethink key aspects of Ruskin’s investments in the past, present, and durational intensity of works of art.

Clark Conversation: Art After Democracy

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 pm
Join six senior scholars and artists for the Clark conversation, "Art After Democracy."  This informal gathering centers loosely on post-1989 art to consider the place of critical politics, theory, and the "post-socialist" condition. Scheduled near the eve of the United States presidential election, the conversation is meant to both reflect and provoke.

New Parents Gallery Talk

Friday, Nov. 4, 10:15 am
The Clark welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk. This program is designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted