Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Awarded to Eileen Myles

The Clark Art Institute has selected poet and writer Eileen Myles as the recipient of the 2015 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. Established in 2006, the Clark Prize recognizes insightful and accessible prose that advances a genuine understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
Myles is the author of nineteen books including the 2015 collection I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of her seminal work, Chelsea Girls, (both Ecco/Harper Collins). She teaches creative writing at New York University and Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. 

Photo: Catherine Opie

Clark Campus Wins National Award For Landscape Architecture

Reed Hilderbrand Wins Honor Award in General Design
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded Reed Hilderbrand with its Honor Award in General Design. Reed Hilderbrand's design of the Clark's renovated and expanded campus includes a one-acre reflecting pool, new trails, and unification of the variety of architectural works into a singular campus.
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An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting

October 25, 2015–April 10, 2016
Why and how museums acquire works of art is demystified in the exhibition An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting. Focusing on some of the very best works of art acquired by the Clark since 1995, the exhibition tells the stories of collectors who have donated objects to the museum; how these new objects enhance the existing collection; and the process of accepting an object—either by purchase or gift—into the collection.

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

Connect with Art Online!

Multimedia guides are available at the admission desk for $5 (members $3). 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; plan your visit; and more!

The multimedia guide is also available as a free mobile app; download onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.

New Parents Gallery Talk

Friday, December 4, 10:15 am
The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants with a guided gallery talk. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Free—no reservations required.

Holiday Concert and Supper

Friday, Dec 4
Concert: 6:30 pm
Supper & Dancing: 7:45 pm
Kick off Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend with the sound of holiday favorites performed by Williams College alumnus Jonathan Dely and his jazz ensemble. After the concert, enjoy a three-course supper and dance to the sound of Dely’s quintet. Concert and supper tickets are sold separately; attend one or both! Reservations required. To reserve tickets, click here or call 413 458 0524.

Free Lecture: The Prearchitectonic Condition

Tuesday, Dec 8, 5:30 pm
Lunder Center at
Stone Hill
Clark Fellow Spyros Papapetros presents, "The Prearchitectonic Condition: Architecture Before Architecture." At Princeton University, Papapetros is associate professor of theory and historiography at the School of Architecture and acting co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity. "The Prearchitectonic Condition" examines the legacy of prehistory in architectural culture from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.