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Take Mom to the Clark on Mother’s Day

For Immediate Release

April 20, 2007

Mom’s the word at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, May 13, with an afternoon of free family fun. From noon to 3 pm, explore the Clark inside and out with a focus on mothers. All activities and gallery admission are free.

At 1 and 2 pm, family gallery talks will highlight objects in the permanent collection relating to mothers and children. The talks will include George Ridout’s c. 1730 gold and coral rattle, and Piero della Francesca’s c. 1460-70 painting Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels.

Take mom for a hike up Stone Hill to the Stone Bench and be rewarded with a complimentary bag of trail mix and a bottle of water. After your snack, return to the main buildings by way of a meandering path through a pasture high on the hill to enjoy spectacular views of Williamstown and the Green Mountains. Trail mix and water will not be available in the event of heavy rain.

A visit to the Clark is a rewarding family experience with 140 acres of scenic pasture and hiking trails providing ample opportunities for children to run and play, have a quiet picnic lunch, or spot the many birds inhabiting the area. The Clark’s grounds are open to the public free of charge. Food is available for purchase. Picnic tables and benches dot the property. Free admission to the galleries is always offered to children 18 and under and students with 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 through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.


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