Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Thomas Schütte: Crystal is the contemporary artist’s first full-scale architectural artwork in the United States. Located on a meadow near the top of Stone Hill, Crystal provides visitors the opportunity to reflect on how landscapes and places are constructed and preserved. Pick up a trail map at admissions and take a hike to the installation.

Clark History

The Clark looks back at the progress and change that has helped us to grow.

Connect with Art Online!

Multimedia guides are available at admissions for $5 (members $3). Engage with more than 150 works in the collection through in-depth audio, video, and interactive content; take an environmental sustainability tour of the campus; delve into the history of the Clark; plan your visit; and more!

The multimedia guide is also available as a free mobile app; download onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.


The United States Green Building Council recently presented its prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification to the Clark Art Institute’s Clark Center, recognizing achievement in sustainability initiatives incorporated into all aspects of the building’s design and construction. To find out more, click here

The Clark Receives Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Clark Art Institute has received a grant of $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that provides three years of programmatic support for the Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) to strengthen scholarship in art history and visual studies. The funding specifically enables RAP to pursue new initiatives while also continuing support for key programs established with earlier support from the Foundation.

Free Talk: Savonarola and the Florentine Millennial Dream

Wednesday, June 1, 5:30 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Francis Oakley, interim director of the Clark and a noted Medieval scholar, addresses the dramatic rise and tragic fall of Girolamo Savonarola (1452–98) as a religious reformer and civic leader in Renaissance Florence, as well as the difficulties historians have encountered in trying to make sense of his life. 

Williamstown Theatre Festival Reading

Thursday, June 2, 3 pm
Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield presents a reading of The Roommate with S. Epatha Merkerson and Deirdre O’Connell. Reservations are required.

Opening Lecture: Unveiling the Nude

Saturday, June 11, 3 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Miguel Falomir, deputy director of the Museo Nacional del Prado, Tom Loughman, director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and Lara Yeager-Crasselt, Clark interim curator of paintings and sculpture, reveal the story of how Splendor, Myth, and Vision came to be, the history of royal collecting in Spain, and the culture of collecting and displaying the nude.