American Decorative Arts Gallery Opening

February 19
The Clark’s American decorative arts collection returns with the opening of the Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery in the Manton Research Center. The new gallery features early American paintings, furniture, and the Burrows Collection of American Silver, comprised of more than 340 objects including tea and coffee wares, tankards and porringers, objects for personal adornment, church silver, and presentation pieces.
The installation of the Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery is supported by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.

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.

First Sundays Free

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

Japanese Impressions

Now through April 2, 2017
Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection is the first exhibition at the Clark to focus specifically on Japanese prints from its permanent collection. Featuring selections from a foundational gift made in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, as well as several loans from private collections, the exhibition highlights a century of Japanese color woodblock printing represented by three generations. 

An Inner World

Opens March 5
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. Installed in an intimate gallery, it complements the Clark’s sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cabinet paintings by Dutch, Flemish, and Italian artists.
Image: The Leiden Collection, New York

Looking North and South

Opens March 5
Looking North and South explores the artistic exchange among artists working in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe through the production of prints, drawings, and rare books. The exhibition considers how artists responded to the work of their contemporaries, revealing intersections and divergences in artistic production, thought, and tradition.

Presidents' Day Celebration

Monday, Feb.20, 11 am
Learn about colonial silver in the newly opened Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery with talks at 11 am and 2 pm. Make your way to our open studio from 11 am–4 pm for a variety of metallic artmaking activities; discover the art of colonial silver with master silversmith Steve Smithers; and hear an American-themed musical performance in the auditorium at 12 pm and 3 pm.

Free Film: From Up on Poppy Hill

Wednesday, Feb.22, 6 pm
Goro Miyazaki’s post-war film explores a friendship between high-school students Umi and Shun—but a buried secret from their past threatens to pull them apart.
(PG, 2011; 1 hr 30 mins)

The Met: Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb.25, 12:55 pm
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. $25 ($22 members). Tickets here.

Gallery Talk

Saturday, Feb.25, 1 pm
Take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark's education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites.