The Clark will be open Monday, May 27 from 10 am–5 pm for Memorial Day.


Art's Biggest Stage

Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019

The Venice Biennale is a cross-continental survey of contemporary art and the social issues it engages. Since 2007, the Clark's library has built an unparalleled collection of materials produced for the event. Art's Biggest Stage, on view July 4–October 14, introduces the Venice Biennale by showcasing the Clark's growing archive and exploring the questions of nationhood, identity, and spectacle. 

Share your love of art!

Clark members receive a 10% discount on gift memberships! Your gift includes a festively wrapped mug featuring a swatch from the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection. Call 413 458 0425 to purchase.

Try our Multimedia Guide!

Connect more deeply with art using a multimedia guide, available at the admission desk ($5/$3 members). Or, download the Clark's mobile app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™.

Renoir: The Body,
The Senses

Opens June 8, 2019
Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades. Read the full press release

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

Opens June 8, 2019
Canadian artist Janet Cardiff’s acclaimed 2001 sound installation, The Forty Part Motet, deconstructs Thomas Tallis’s sixteenth-century choral work Spem in alium (Hope in any other) by assigning each of the forty voices to a single freestanding speaker in the gallery. Read the full press release.

Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

Opens July 4, 2019
Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was a talented American modernist, whose paintings and prints explore realism and abstraction in the service of a distinctive artistic style. On view at the Clark July 4–October 6, 2019, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow assesses Ida’s work and life, as well as the sibling rivalry between Ida and her well-known sister, Georgia O'Keeffe. Read the full press release

Graduate Program Symposium

Friday, May 31, 9 am–5 pm
The Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art Class of 2019 presents scholarly papers in its annual symposium. This keystone academic event is free and open to the public.

WTF Sneak Peek and Reading

Thursday, June 6, 7 pm
Become a Festival insider as Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield previews the 2019 season, followed by a reading of Private by Mona Pirnot and directed by Maya Davis. Availability for this complimentary event is extremely limited; maximum two tickets per reservation. General seating.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm
Join us for an opening celebration and reception for the 2019 summer exhibitions: Renoir: The Body, The Senses, and Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Enjoy light refreshments and be among the first to view the season’s shows. Free; RSVP here

What's Happening at the Clark

April – June 2019
Learn about upcoming exhibitions, lectures, family events and more! Download a PDF of our calendar of events.