Board of Trustees Selects Eric L. Cochran as Chair

Eric L. Cochran was recently selected to serve as the next chair of the Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute, effective May 9, 2020. Cochran succeeds O. Andreas Halvorsen, who has served for six years in the leadership role. Robert G. Scott, the vice chair of the Clark’s board, will continue to serve in his current position. Read the full press release

The Met: Live in HD

On sale now!
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! 

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™.


On view through March 22
Implying infinite freedom and open-ended, self-engendering form, the arabesque motif is deeply associated with Islamic art and architecture while also being central to key movements in European art. Long relegated to the status of frame or border, and used chiefly as a decorative addition, arabesque found new life in the nineteenth century as it "broke out of the frame" and came into its own as an independent driver of pictorial innovation. The exhibition will trace this process over a series of moments in European art when arabesque was in the ascendant—from German Romanticism to the Pre-Raphaelites, Nabi artists, and Art Nouveau. Read the full press release.

Pia Camil: Velo Revelo

On view February 26, 2020–January 3, 2021
This yearlong exhibition in public spaces around the Clark features a new, site specific installation by Pia Camil, as well as two of the artist’s large-scale sculptures in fabric. The title, Velo Revelo, pairs the Spanish for a “veil” and the verb “reveal.” Pia Camil lives and works in Mexico City, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
Lines from Life

Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection

On view March 21–August 23, 2020
In celebration of the generous, ongoing gift of Herbert and Carol Diamond, this exhibition explores an array of figure drawings by leading nineteenth-century French artists. Works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the Flandrin family, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Odilon Redon illustrate the ebb and flow between academic traditions of drawing the body and freer approaches that challenged those conventions. Read the full press release.

Open Hours: Works on Paper

Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 am–1 pm
During special weekend open hours, explore the Clark’s permanent collection of prints, drawings, and photographs housed in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. Enjoy a close look at views of Rome and works inspired by classical antiquity. Free.

Met Live in HD: Agrippina

Saturday, Feb. 29, 12:55 pm
As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. Purchase tickets online, or call 413 458 0524. 

First Sundays Free: Improv

Sunday, March 1, 1–4 pm
Say “yes, and . . .” to a free Sunday devoted to the surprising, spontaneous, and sometimes silly art of improvisation! Star in guided theater games inspired by the Clark’s collections, create a unique marbled keepsake, and try your hand at art-making with unusual materials that are sure to keep you guessing. All activities and admission to the galleries are free.