Free Sketch Pads and Free Admission Make the Clark the Place to Explore this Winter

For Immediate Release

December 08, 2009

Excelsior Printing Company has generously donated a number of sketch pads to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark encourages visitors to pick up a free sketch pad upon arrival and head into the galleries to draw, taking inspiration from the Clark’s extraordinary collection. Choose from French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir; American paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt; Italian and Northern Renaissance masterpieces; and portraits and landscapes by European masters. Be sure to check out the recently acquired major nineteenth-century landscape painting by Pierre Étienne Théodore Rousseau.

Ask for a drawing pad at the information desk. Bring a pencil or borrow one from the information desk. In addition, admission to the galleries is free through May. The Clark will be closed on Friday, December 25, for Christmas, and Friday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday (open Mondays in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Adult admission is charged June 1 through October 31; free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit


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