The Clark Art Institute’s newly renovated Manton Research Center will open to the public on November 12, 2016.  A significant reconfiguration of the building’s first floor provides new public spaces including a gallery and study center for works on paper; a public reading room; and a bookstore and coffee bar, while building-wide upgrades for accessibility and life safety have enhanced its library, auditorium, and administrative offices. For more information, click here.   

Clark Welcomes Community Access to the Arts Exhibition

July 4–August 14, 10 am–5 pm
The Clark is pleased to participate in I Am a Part of Art, an exhibition of original works of art by artists with disabilities. Created by Community Access to the Arts (CATA), the show is located in Hunter Studio at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. CATA holds more than 500 visual arts workshops throughout the year in day programs, residences, schools, elder care settings, and in the CATA Studio.

Olivier Meslay to Lead the Clark

The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute has selected Olivier Meslay to serve as its Dena and Felda Hardymon Director. Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his role on August 22.


Splendor, Myth,
and Vision

"Sensual, But Also Sophisticated, Spiritual"
Open through October 10
Come see Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Pradothe exhibition WBUR calls "sensual, but also sophisticated and spiritual, depicting stories, lessons and warnings from mythology and the Bible." Listen to the whole story here.


Open through October 10
On view at the Lunder Center on Stone Hill, Sensing Place provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place through the lens of Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation at the heart of the Clark’s campus. Explore the galleries, walk the Stone Hill trails, and consider: What is the meaning of place? What is the value of place? 

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 and take a hike to the installation.

Free Concert: Bernice Lewis

Tuesday, July 26, 6 pm
Join singer-songwriter and Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College Bernice Lewis for an evening of lively folk music for all ages. 

Figure Drawing

Wednesday, July 27, 2:30-4:00 pm
On Wednesday afternoons in July and August, the Clark invites artists of all levels of experience to participate in a series of relaxed figure drawing classes inspired by the works on view in Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado. Hosted in the Museum Pavilion from 2:30–4 pm, the classes will feature lightly guided instruction and live models. All materials will be provided. Free with admission. 

Tapas on the Terrace

Friday, July 29, 4-7 pm
Relax on the Fernández Terrace and enjoy the beautiful summer evening view. Drinks and tapas available for purchase.

Sensing Place Hike: Nature Journaling on Stone Hill

Saturday, July 30, 10:30 am
Join Jennifer Lovett, conservation biologist, artist, author, and nature journalist on this special hike of the Clark’s trails; meet at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. All levels of artistic skill are welcome; journals and pencils will be provided.