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.

An Inner World

Through October 1
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.
Image: The Leiden Collection, New York

Community Access to the Arts (CATA) Exhibition

July 1 - August 22
Lunder Center at Stone Hill
CATA and the Clark join forces to present an exhibition of artworks by participants in CATA’s programs, which focus on drawing attention to the ability within disability.

On Thursday, July 20 at 1 pm, meet the artists at an informal reception.
Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in. Musée national Picasso-Paris. Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP158. Photo: Mathieu Rabeau © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Picasso: Encounters

On View Through August 27

Picasso: Encounters explores Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) experimentation with large-scale printmaking, featuring thirty-five prints and three paintings.The exhibition, which includes important paintings on loan from the Musée national Picasso–Paris, addresses his creative process, his collaborative efforts in print production, and the muses that inspired him.

Orchestrating Elegance

On View Through September 4
Orchestrating Elegance offers new insight into one of Lawrence Alma-Tadema's most successful and distinctive artistic endeavors—the design of a music room for the New York mansion of financier, art collector, and philanthropist Henry Gurdon Marquand. The exhibition brings together twelve pieces of the original furniture suite, along with paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture from the room, for the first time since Marquand’s estate was auctioned in 1903. 

As in Nature

On View Through October 9
Like many abstract artists, Helen Frankenthaler continually tested the constraints of the genre, at times inserting into her compositions elements of recognizable subject matter that throw the abstract elements into relief. As in Nature includes twelve large paintings by Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature as a long-standing inspiration.

No Rules

On View Through September 24
No Rules explores Helen Frankenthaler’s inventive and groundbreaking approach to the woodcut. Throughout her career, the artist worked with a variety of print publishers to push the medium in new directions; this exhibition features seventeen prints on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation and the Williams College Museum of Art.

Art-Making: Soak Stain

Thursday, Aug 17, 1 pm
Every Thursday afternoon through August 31, create your own canvas wall hanging inspired by the work of abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler. Experiment with Frankenthaler's signature “soak stain” technique. Artmaking can be messy; wear clothing appropriate for an art project.

From Gallery to Landscape

Saturday, Aug 19, 10 am
Instructor Marilyn Orner Cromwell of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires leads a painting class, encouraging students to observe and discuss the use of color and composition in selected artworks from the Clark's galleries. Using watercolor and portable materials, students of all skill levels work outdoors on the museum campus. $75 ($65 members) includes materials. Adult accompanying child (ages 10-18): $125 ($105 members). Click here to register or call 413 298 5252 x100.


Saturday, Aug 19,
3:15 pm
In celebration of the Clark’s two Helen Frankenthaler exhibitions—As in Nature and No RulesContemporaneous showcases the musical landscape of the Frankenthaler era, including works by Frederick Rzewski, Philip Glass, and Pauline Oliveros. A musical prologue will be held at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, followed by a 4 pm concert on the Spencer Terrace, located at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Free!

Free Acoustic Concert

Sunday, Aug 20, 12:30 pm
Join us for the final installment of Crystal Clear, a free acoustic concert series at Thomas Schütte: Crystal, with Darling Valley. The band's unique blend of folk and indie-rock incorporates a wide variety of instruments used, particularly percussion.