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Clark to Offer Family "Open Houses" During December Vacation

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2004

Kids on school vacation and their families are invited to a free family "open house" on Tuesday, December 28, Wednesday, December 29, and Thursday, December 30. Hands-on art-making activities will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. on each of the three days. At 2:30 p.m., the Clark will show the film, "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," in which kids solve a mystery in a museum. The exhibition Medieval Mystery: Who Is the Master of the Embroidered Foliage is currently on view. Admission is free.

Other activities include snowshoe trekking on Stone Hill, with snowshoes provided free of charge (in the absence of snow, guides from the Mountain Goat will lead family hikes at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.).
Each afternoon kids will be able to make snow globes and embossed magnetic bookmarks. "Looking Carefully" activity cards are also available, to help children and adults enjoy works of art together through self-guided activities.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. The Clark will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Gallery admission is free through May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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