The Met: Live in HD
is Back!

The Clark’s auditorium will once again ring with the exquisite sounds of The Met: Live in HD! Now in its eleventh season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted around the world. The Clark presents eight live transmissions and four encores in our newly renovated auditorium, from November 19, 2016–May 13, 2017.

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.

Explore the Multimedia Guide

Multimedia guides are available at admissions for $5 (members $3). Download the free app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.

Photography and Discovery

Now Through February 5, 2017
Photography and Discovery explores how photographers considered unknown people, places, and things during the medium’s first seventy-five years. The exhibition—the first presented in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper in the newly renovated Manton Research Center—is the first extensive presentation of the Clark’s growing collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography.

Japanese Impressions

Clark Center
Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection is the first exhibition at the Clark to focus specifically on Japanese prints from its permanent collection. Featuring selections from a foundational gift made in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, as well as several loans from private collections, the exhibition highlights a century of Japanese color woodblock printing represented by three generations. 

“First Sundays”
Free Admission!

Now through May 7, 2017
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month! 

Open Studio: First Impressions

Sunday, Dec.11, 1-4 pm
In honor of the opening of Japanese Impressions, from 1–4 pm, make a custom wall hanging, enjoy shamisen performances by Yoko Reikano Kimura and James Nyoraku Schlefer, and view a demonstration by woodblock print maker Matt Brown.

Opening Lecture: Japanese Impressions

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 pm
Exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke provides an introduction to Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, followed by a conversation between Clarke and Adele Rodbell, the collector who made a gift of sixty-three Japanese prints to the Clark in 2014.

Looking and Lunching

Thursday, Dec.15, 12 pm
Join Jay Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, as she examines Amerapoora. A Street in the City, an 1855 salt print by British photographer Linnaeus Tripe. Tickets include admission to the galleries, careful observation and informal discussion of the print, and lunch provided by Café 7. Reserve here

Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop

Saturday, Dec.17, 11 am
Learn about ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, at a free demonstration at 11 am by the Ikebana International Chapter of Boston, with representatives of the Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu Schools. At 1 pm, create your own ikebana masterpiece at a workshop led by Kaye Vosburgh of the Sogetsu School; preregistration for workshop is required.