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WE ARE OPEN!

The Clark's doors are now open and it's wonderful to welcome you back.

Visiting the Clark will be a different experience, but rest assured that we are doing everything we can to make your visit as pleasant as possible while still being very careful to ensure that we are operating in compliance with all of the Massachusetts guidelines. Over the last many months, we have been making detailed plans to ensure that we will be able to provide the safest possible environment in our galleries, grounds, and public spaces. We've posted details about the new visiting plans HERE to let you know what to expect when you visit. Click here to purchase timed tickets.

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EVENTS

Summer Book Club: Pride and Prejudice
Summer Book Club: Pride and Prejudice
July 29, 2020

Join us on a Zoom call from the comfort of your own home to discuss classic novels with Clark staff and fellow book lovers. Selections this summer feature works of fiction that relate to favorite wor ...

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“Surfaces of Projection”: Dell M. Hamilton on Performance Art and Black Embodiment
“Surfaces of Projection”: Dell M. Hamilton on Performance Art and Black Embodiment
August 25, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents the first episode of its new podcast, In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing, “Surfaces of Projection”: Dell M. Hamilton on Performance Art and Bl ...

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Summer Book Club: A Room with a View
Summer Book Club: A Room with a View
August 26, 2020

Join us on a Zoom call from the comfort of your own home to discuss classic novels with Clark staff and fellow book lovers. Selections this summer feature works of fiction that relate to favorite wor ...

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“An Archive of Exchange”: C. Ondine Chavoya on Chicanx and Latinx Art History
“An Archive of Exchange”: C. Ondine Chavoya on Chicanx and Latinx Art History
September 8, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “An Archive of Exchange”: C. Ondine Chavoya on Chicanx and Latinx Art History In this episode of In the Foreground, Caro Fowler speaks with C. Ondine Chavoy ...

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“To Speak Across Time”: Gabriele Finaldi on Museums
“To Speak Across Time”: Gabriele Finaldi on Museums
September 22, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “To Speak Across Time”: Gabriele Finaldi on Museums In this episode of In the Foreground, Caro Fowler speak with the art historian Gabriele Finaldi. Since 2 ...

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Colonial Art and Architecture in Brazil
Colonial Art and Architecture in Brazil
September 24, 2020

“Colonial Art and Architecture in Brazil” André Tavares, Federal University of São Paulo Mundos da arte no Brasil / Art Worlds of Brazil is a series of pre-recorded lectures that will be posted on th ...

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“An Ethics of Being Present”: Griselda Pollock on Feminist Art Histories
“An Ethics of Being Present”: Griselda Pollock on Feminist Art Histories
September 29, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “An Ethics of Being Present”: Griselda Pollock on Feminist Art Histories In this episode of In the Foreground, Caro Fowler speaks with Griselda Pollock, pro ...

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Summer Book Club: The Code of the Woosters
Summer Book Club: The Code of the Woosters
September 30, 2020

Join us on a Zoom call from the comfort of your own home to discuss classic novels with Clark staff and fellow book lovers. Selections this summer feature works of fiction that relate to favorite wor ...

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“An Art History Yet to Come”: Kirsten Scheid on Palestinian Art
“An Art History Yet to Come”: Kirsten Scheid on Palestinian Art
October 6, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “An Art History Yet to Come”: Kirsten Scheid on Palestinian Art In this episode of In the Foreground, Caro Fowler talks with Kirsten Scheid, the 2019–2020 C ...

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“Looking as Knowing”: Svetlana Alpers on Critical Thinking and Photography
“Looking as Knowing”: Svetlana Alpers on Critical Thinking and Photography
October 20, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “Looking as Knowing”: Svetlana Alpers on Critical Thinking and Photography In this episode of In the Foreground, Caro Fowler speak with Svetlana Alpers, a s ...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

The Clark Art Institute condemns the persistent systemic racism that has fueled senseless brutality against Black people and people of color. We are outraged and saddened by the grievous murders we continue to witness. We are also appalled by the structural racism in our public service systems that has led to disproportionate losses suffered by Black communities during the pandemic. We stand in solidarity against racism in any form. Black lives matter.
 
Committing to change is the only way we can honor the legacies of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. We cannot look away from the truth of our nation’s simmering bigotry or from the institutional inequity that underlies cultural organizations like ours.
 
As a museum and a center for research, the Clark has much to learn and much to do in changing our institution in support of our mission and in service to our communities. Although our staff is working on issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, we have not done enough. We have a sense of immediacy and a deep commitment to making change happen, including hiring practices, programming, and expanding the ways we use and talk about art.
 
We live in troubled times. We can do better. We will do better.

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