‘MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY’ AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE OFFERS DISCOUNT ON ALL STORE PURCHASES

November 9, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute announces its participation in Museum Store Sunday, a new international shopping and cultural campaign launched by the Museum Store Association (MSA), on Sunday, November 26 from 10 am–5 pm. Visitors receive twenty percent off all purchases made in the Clark’s Museum Store—including jewelry, home decor, gifts, and fine art books—and can enter to win a family/dual membership valued at $100. No purchase is necessary to enter the drawing.
 
In ​partnership ​with ​the ​United ​Kingdom’s ​Association ​for ​Cultural ​Enterprises ​and ​the Museum ​Shops ​Association ​of ​Australia ​and ​New ​Zealand, ​MSA’s Museum ​Store ​Sunday promotes ​shopping ​conscientiously ​and ​supporting ​museum stores ​and ​their ​missions ​worldwide.
 
“The ​general ​public ​already ​loves ​shopping ​in ​museum ​stores, ​because ​they ​know ​they ​can find ​something ​different,” ​says ​Julie ​Steiner, ​president ​of ​the ​MSA ​Board ​of ​Directors ​and director ​of ​retail ​operations ​at ​the ​Barnes ​Foundation. “Museum ​Store ​Sunday ​gives ​people a ​chance ​to ​support ​local ​businesses, ​give ​back ​to ​the ​community ​through ​local ​non-profit museum, ​support ​good ​causes, ​find ​unique ​holiday ​gifts, ​and ​enjoy ​an ​entertaining ​and educational ​experience ​at ​favorite ​museums, ​all ​at ​the ​same ​time.”
 
More ​than ​300 ​museums from ​three ​continents, ​five ​countries, ​and ​forty-seven ​states are ​slated to ​partake ​in Museum ​Store ​Sunday ​with ​special ​events ​and ​promotions. ​For ​a ​complete ​list of ​participating ​museums ​and ​institutions, ​visit www.museumstoresunday.org.
 
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.
 
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