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Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free November through May
Admission charged June through October
To plan a group visit, please contact the Education Department at 413-458-0363, or e-mail the Education Department. Group visits must be arranged at least three weeks in advance. One-hour gallery talks highlighting the permanent collection are available for groups. Guides for adult groups are $50 per guide (limit 25 people per guide). There is no charge for guides for school groups
The Clark has no indoor facilities for group meals, but box lunches are available by advance order. Buses should enter the Clark grounds through the service entrance. Passengers will disembark at the Main Entrance, and bus parking is available
A twenty-four-page exhibition catalogue is available for A Walk in the Country: Inness and the Berkshires. Curators Maureen Johnson Hickey, Cornelia Brooke Gilder, and Sarah Lees discuss Inness's Berkshire paintings, as well as the vibrant social and cultural summer community of the region, which included the artist's first patrons. They explore Inness's idealized landscapes, painted over three decades, and the role that the Berkshires played in his art as an inspiration and a source of intellectual and financial support. Published to accompany the exhibition organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the catalogue includes full-color illustrations of Inness's Berkshire paintings, as well as photographs of his patrons and their summer homes in the Berkshires.
A Walk in the Country is available for purchase through the Museum Shop.