Larry Smallwood Named Deputy Director of the Clark

Larry Smallwood, a veteran arts executive, will join the Clark Art Institute’s staff as Deputy Director on October 29, 2018. Click here to read the full press release. 

Performing Artists In Residence Concert

Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 pm
Pianist Jeewon Park (“infectious exuberance” —The New York Times), cellist Edward Arron (“an inventive impresario” —The New Yorker), violinist Colin Jacobsen (“born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities” —The New York Times), and violist Nicholas Cords (“brilliant” —Lucid Culture) join for an evening of classical music. Click here for tickets. 

What's Happening at the Clark

July - September 2018
Learn about upcoming exhibitions, lectures, family events and more! Click here to download a PDF of our calendar of events. 
Jennifer Steinkamp

Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye

Closing October 8
Los Angeles-based media and installation artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s cutting-edge art engages with one of the oldest themes in art history—nature. By deconstructing and re-engineering computer code, the artist utilizes the abstract language of technology to create vibrant images rooted in the natural world. The exhibition, Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, consists of six pieces including a new projection, Blind Eye, conceived by the artist to interact with the Clark’s 140-acre setting and the architecture of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Click here to read the press release. 
Great Fire at Boston, Nov. 9 & 10, 1872

Extreme Nature!

Opens November 10
Extreme Nature! explores how nature’s extremes—remote, fantastical, and unpredictable—permeated artistic imagery throughout the nineteenth century. Featuring more than thirty-five prints, drawings, and photographs, this exhibition reveals how artists sought to mitigate nature’s dangers, transforming the hazardous and remote into awe-inspiring portrayals of natural phenomena.

Try our multimedia guide!

Connect more deeply with art—including Clark favorites like John Singer Sargent's Fumée d'ambre grisusing 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™.

Truth and Nature in British Art

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 pm
Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art before the Age of Art History Frédéric Ogée presents, “Truth and Nature in British Art.” This lecture will survey British artists’ writings from c. 1700–1920, bringing out the ways in which they addressed artistic ‘truth to nature’ in relation to contemporary scientific discourse. 

Fall Plein Air Intensive with IS183

October 1–5, 1–4 pm
Observe and paint the changing colors and light of the fall season in this outdoor class with IS183. For more information and to register, visit or call 413 298 5252 x100.

Stone Hill Trailblazer 5K

Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 am
Art and nature combine to create a great trail run! Explore the natural beauty of the Clark Art Institute’s campus with a run up the summit of Stone Hill and on the trails through meadows and woodlands. Click here to register