Traffic advisory

Due to secondary road closures in Williamstown, we recommend taking Route 7 or Route 2 to the Clark. 

Please note that during times of peak visitation, our parking lots may be full. On-street parking is available on South Street.

Try our multimedia guide—a new way to connect with art!

Multimedia guides are available at the admission desk for $5 (members $3). Or, download the Clark's free mobile app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™.

Mobile app for iPad now available!

Free download on iTunes
We're excited to launch ClarkArt Mobile for iPad! 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 through an interactive timeline; plan your visit; and more!
Click here to download for free with iTunes.
In consideration of other visitors, please bring earbuds to listen to the audio in our galleries.

Extended Hours:
Van Gogh and Nature

Labor Day Weekend, September 4–6
The Clark has announced extended hours
for the Van Gogh and Nature exhibition, as follows:

Friday, Sept 4: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 5 and 6: 9 am–5 pm

Dining facilities will also extend hours: Cafe 7 will be open until 8 pm on Friday, and Francine's will open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. Note: The permanent collection in the Museum Building and the Whistler's Mother exhibition at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill will operate under normal business hours, 10 am–5 pm.

The Clark is also open Labor Day (Sept 7), 10 am–5 pm.

Whistler’s Mother

July 4–September 27, 2015
James McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist’s Mother) is the centerpiece of the exhibition Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White, on view at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Read Sebastian Smee's Boston Globe article here.

Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Now open
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.

Gallery Talk Series: Whistler’s Mother

Friday, Sept 4, 3:30 pm
Lunder Center Galleries
Kevin Murphy, Eugénie Prendergast Curator of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art, investigates Whistler’s bravura brushwork and delicate use of line.

The Mingling Blues of Mist and Night

Sunday, Sept 6, 3 pm
Lunder Center, Hunter Studio
In this free lecture, Marc Simpson, independent scholar and former American Art curator at the Clark Art Institute, considers both the promise and the frustrations that James McNeill Whistler’s nocturnes, and a few similarly painted portraits, presented to his contemporaries. 

Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments

Sunday, Sept 6, 3 pm
Leading players of The Orchestra Now and the Juilliard School’s renowned music division play Igor Stravinsky’s unusual instrumentation for woodwind and brass at the site of Thomas Schütte: Crystal on the Clark's Stone Hill trails.

Dinner and the Show: Van Gogh's Table

Saturday, Sept 12, 6:30 pm
Join culinary historian and cookbook author Alexandra Leaf (Van Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux) for an evening celebrating the food culture of Van Gogh's France. Guests enjoy private access to the Van Gogh and Nature exhibition and a three-course dinner inspired by the farming community of Auvers-sur-Oise. Click here to make a reservation.