Traffic advisory

Due to secondary road closures in Williamstown, we recommend taking Route 7 or Route 2 to the Clark.

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents:
Van Gogh’s Ear

August 20–30
New York City’s Ensemble for the Romantic Century, in partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research, presents Van Gogh’s Ear, an original theatrical concert based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo. Van Gogh’s Ear is a fully staged production with live performances of the music of Debussy, Fauré, Chausson, and Franck. Shows will be held at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Mobile app for iPad now available!

Free download on iTunes
We're excited to launch ClarkArt Mobile for iPad! Engage with more than 150 works in the collection through in-depth audio, video, and interactive content; take an environmental sustainability tour of the campus; delve into the history of the Clark through an interactive timeline; plan your visit; and more!
Click here to download for free with iTunes.
In consideration of other visitors, please bring earbuds to listen to the audio in our galleries.

Extended Hours:
Van Gogh and Nature

Labor Day Weekend, September 4–6
The Clark has announced extended hours
for the Van Gogh and Nature exhibition, as follows:

Friday, September 4: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6: 9 am–5 pm


Dining facilities will also extend hours: Cafe 7 will be open until 8 pm on Friday, and Francine's will open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. Note: The permanent collection in the Museum Building and the Whistler's Mother exhibition at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill will continue to operate under normal business hours, 10 am–5 pm. The Clark is also open Labor Day, 10 am–5 pm.

Whistler’s Mother

July 4–September 27, 2015
James McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist’s Mother) is the centerpiece of the exhibition Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White, on view at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Read Sebastian Smee's Boston Globe article here.

Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Now open
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 at the admissions desk and take a hike to the installation.

Free Fun Friday

Friday, August 28
10 am to 5 pm
Enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm and lots of fun as part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays statewide cultural initiative. Gallery admission is free to all, with special activities throughout the day for all ages.

Bar du Vin:
A Summer Wine Bar

Friday, August 28, 4 pm
Relax with a glass of wine, some delicious food, and friends as you take in the magnificent view from the Clark Center’s Fernández Terrace. In celebration of the exhibition Van Gogh and Nature, the summer wine bar offers a variety of French wines and beers and Provençal small plates for sale—all in an ideal setting.

Starry Night Drawing Night

Friday, August 28, 7 pm
Come celebrate the full moon with a night of drawing under the stars. After artist Frank Gregory leads a half-hour drawing class, grab a drawing board and oil pastels and draw by the light of the moon!  Please call 413 458 0410 to register.

Gallery Talk Series: Whistler’s Mother

Friday, September 4
3:30 pm
Lunder Center Galleries
Kevin Murphy, Eugénie Prendergast Curator of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art, investigates Whistler’s bravura brushwork and delicate use of line.