Plan a School Visit

Popular Themes

Please see our list of popular themes for gallery talk topics. School group talks and transportation to and from the Clark are free of charge. 

To plan a school visit, please see the Teacher Guidelines and fill out this form. If you have any questions about planning your group visit, e-mail the Education Department. 

Youth Programs

There are many ways for youth groups to enjoy a visit to the Clark; docent-led gallery talks are available during the school year. A docent-led gallery talk and admission for children and group chaperones is free at all times. To learn more or to book a visit, please contact the Education Department at 413 458 0563 or e-mail the department.

School Groups

The Clark welcomes school groups of all ages, and we cover admission and transportation costs for school groups. Gallery talks can enhance student learning in general by helping students develop skills such as observation, analysis, reasoning, and appreciating perspective and ambiguity. Clark staff work with teachers to tailor gallery talks to particular areas of the school curriculum (art and science or paintings as historical evidence, for example) or classroom projects such as art and creative writing or a focus on the environment. The Clark's goal is to encourage students to look carefully at works of art, to think and talk about them, and to realize that engaging with art can be valuable and fun.