CLARK ART INSTITUTE OFFERS GALLERY TALK FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA

March 10, 2017 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—“Meet Me at the Clark,” a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, will be held Monday, March 20 at 2 pm at the Clark Art Institute. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers), call 413 458 0410. Groups are welcome. Participants should plan to arrive at the admissions desk between 2–2:30 pm.
 
The Clark is currently closed on Mondays, providing a safe and private atmosphere in which specially trained docents facilitate open-ended conversations about art.
 
Meet Me at the Clark, based on a program instituted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, began as a pilot program in 2013 and was opened to the public in fall 2014.
 
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 270,000 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.
 
 
Press contact:
Clark Art Institute
413 458 0471
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