Our Programs

The Clark offers a full series of educational programs for the general public designed to encourage a wide range of audiences to explore, understand, and enjoy the Clark's collections in particular and the visual arts in general. These offerings include guided gallery talks, gallery guides, events and activities designed for different ages, stages and types.

Our popular “Looking at Lunchtime” gallery talks, which are held on the second Thursday of the month from October through May, focus on one work of art in the collection. Other programs include lectures, film series, studio art courses, and other specialized classes. To learn about upcoming programs, see the Calendar of Events.

Kids' Online Activities

Children visiting our website can learn more about the Clark—and try out a number of interactive activities—on our Families Page, which includes kids’ online activities and detailed information on family offerings at the Clark. If you have any questions or comments, we'd like to hear from you. You can contact us by e-mail or call 413 458 0563. 


Our Mission

The Clark’s mission is to advance and extend the public understanding of art, making this a very special place for adults, children, educators, and scholars. The mission of the Education Department is to engage the general public with the Clark's collection and exhibitions through programs that create valuable, meaningful, and even transformative experiences for all visitors. The goal of all of our programs is to help people realize that engaging with art can enhance their lives.

Plan a Group Visit

To arrange a school group visit, click here.
To arrange an adult or tour group visit, contact us