Please note that the Manton Gallery for British Art will be closed November 27-30 for installation. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Give the Gift of Membership!

Now through November 23, receive $10 off your purchase of a gift membership! Your gift of membership includes a festively wrapped mug featuring a swatch from the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection. Call the membership office at (413) 458-0425 to purchase.

Anne Leonard Named Manton Curator

The Clark has named Anne Leonard as the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. She joins the staff in January 2019. Read the full press release. Photo: Jim Newberry

What’s Happening at the Clark

October – December 2018
Learn about upcoming exhibitions, lectures, family events and more! Download a PDF of our calendar of events. 

Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape

Opens Saturday, December 15
The works of Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851) and John Constable (English, 1776–1837), two of the most important landscape artists of nineteenth-century Britain, are considered in a new light in Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape. The exhibition, which explores the significance of human figures and the built environment in the landscape, features more than fifty paintings, drawings and watercolors, prints, and books, primarily drawn from the Clark’s Manton Collection of British Art but also from the Yale Center for British Art and the Chapin Library at Williams College.
Read the full press release here.
Great Fire at Boston, Nov. 9 & 10, 1872

Extreme Nature!

On view through February 24
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. 

Visit the Permanent Collection

Take a stroll through our permanent collection galleries and visit old favorites—like Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Self-Portrait, c. 1875—or make new discoveries. From American and European paintings to sculpture and decorative arts, there's plenty to see!

Looking and Lunching

Thursday, Nov. 15, 12 pm
Join Senior Registrar Mattie Kelley as she discusses the history of caring for the Clark’s largest painting: William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s imposing Nymphs and Satyr. Free with gallery admission. Arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available.

Degas: Passion for Perfection

Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 pm
Exhibition on Screen journeys to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This film tells a fascinating story of Degas’s pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learned from studying past masters. Buy tickets now.

Thomas Krens: Bilbao

Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 pm
The Clark welcomes Thomas Krens, chairman of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum and Director Emeritus of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, for a talk focused on the importance of art and architecture in shaping the life of cities and changing societies.