HIKE AND LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AND LAND STEWARDSHIP AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

For Immediate Release
September 8, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Gary Hilderbrand, principal landscape architect for Reed Hilderbrand LLC, and Matthew Noyes, grounds manager of the Clark Art Institute, lead a hike exploring the land management, sustainability, and stewardship initiatives taking place at the Clark on Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 am. The hike is part of a series related to the Clark’s summer exhibition, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill, on view at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill through October 10.
Surrounded by 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails, the Clark is located in a setting of profound natural beauty. The institute’s recently revitalized landscape architecture and design, led by Hilderbrand, included a plan to preserve and sustain the Clark’s natural resources for future generations.
The moderate hike is open to all ages; participants should wear shoes appropriate for varied terrain. Meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 10:30 am. Free with paid admission.
Sensing Place and its accompanying programs are generously supported by Herbert A. Allen, Jr.
 
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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