CLARK ART INSTITUTE CELEBRATES GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY WITH WEEK OF ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2015

Williamstown, Massachusetts—There’s something for the whole family over Presidents’ Week at the Clark Art Institute. From Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19, 1–4 pm, all are welcome to drop in any time in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. Spend time in the galleries with Gilbert Stuart’s iconic portrait of our founding father, then visit the Clark Center for some presidential art-making and activities. Redesign a dollar bill to put in a colorful duct-tape wallet, take a photo in our patriotic photo booth, and take the first steps in planning your own campaign. Wrap up the day with a free slice of cake!
 
All activities are free with paid admission. Note that the Clark is open for the holiday on Monday, February 15.
 
This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
 
ABOUT THE CLARK
 
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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