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Explore Food and Art with Your Preschoolers at the Clark

For Immediate Release

December 30, 2009

Get preschoolers off to a fantastic start at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Start with Art program is an exciting and free series featuring themed gallery talks and fun art projects designed especially for parents and their three- to six-year-old children. On Saturday, January 9, explore the concept of food and art from 10 am to 12 pm. No registration is needed and art project appropriate clothing is recommended.

Parents and their preschoolers will begin the morning by exploring the Clark’s gallery with a special gallery guide highlighting John Constable’s The Wheatfield, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s The Women of Amphissa, and Joseph Würth’s Soup Tureen and Stand. In addition, age-appropriate gallery talks led by Clark staff will feature Alfred Sisley’s Apples and Grapes in a Basket and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Apples in a Dish. At 11 am, children can explore their creative side by making cookie masterpieces and decorating wooden eggs.

The Clark is a wonderful museum for families because of its intimate scale and its environment. Located on 140 acres of beautiful meadows and trails, the Clark is perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, and sledding. The Clark’s grounds are free and open to the public. In addition, free admission to the galleries is always offered to children under the age of 18 and to students with a valid ID.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November 1 through May 31. Adult admission is charged June 1 through October 31. Admission is always free for those eighteen years of age and under, members, and students with valid identification. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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