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. 

Member Feature

Gloria Santa Anna
Our members matter! Each quarter, we’ll highlight one member’s story about their love of the Clark. Read Gloria Santa Anna’s member feature.

The Met: Live in HD

On sale now!
Now in its fourteenth season, The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now! 

Renoir: The Body,
The Senses

On view through September 22
In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark and the Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. Visit the exhibition that has the critics raving.  The Wall Street Journal proclaims it as “a hedonist’s dreamland” and a “must-see.” The Art Newspaper says the show is “bracing and beautiful,” while the Boston Globe hails it as “a deep dive into the master Impressionist’s favorite subject. And the Washington Post says it’s “wonderful.” Find out more here

Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

On view through October 14
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 14, 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

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

On view through September 15
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.

Weekly Art-Making: Soundscapes

Monday, August 19, 1–4 pm
What does a drawing sound like? What does music look like? On Monday afternoons in August, take advantage of a special opportunity to sketch and reflect in Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet. Pick up complimentary drawing materials on the Fernández Terrace and carry them with you into the exhibition in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

Wednesday, August 21, 3 pm
This one-hour guided walking tour explores our picturesque landscape, highlighting features that are unknown to many visitors. Registration is not required, but space is limited to twenty people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weekly Art-Making: Figure Drawing

Thursday, August 22, 2:30–4:30 pm
Try your hand at drawing from a live model. Practice sketching the human form during this self-directed drop-in drawing experience inspired by the forms in Renoir: The Body, The Senses. No experience required. Meet in the Museum Pavilion.

What's Happening at the Clark

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