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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

Curating Earthquakes: Between Ballroom Marfa’s “Hyperobjects” (2018) and Jerome’s Life of St. Hilari
Curating Earthquakes: Between Ballroom Marfa’s ‘Hyperobjects’ and Jerome’s Life of St. Hilarion
October 2, 2020

Clark Fellow Virginia Burrus presents, “Curating Earthquakes: Between Marfa’s ‘Hyperobjects’ (2018) and Jerome’s Life of St. Hilarion (390).” This lecture explores the relation between memory and p ...

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Soundings: New Music at the Clark
Soundings: New Music at the Clark
October 3, 2020, 12 pm and 2 pm

These performances are sold out. If you would like to join a wait list, please email [email protected] This fall, the Clark launches an exciting musical collaboration the Nasher Sculpture Cente ...

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First Sundays Free: Art Outside
First Sundays Free: Art Outside
October 4, 2020

CLICK HERE to register! Celebrate the special exhibition Ground/work as you explore the autumn landscape. Be among the first to try out our new, free Outdoor Art Kits: available at Admissions in the ...

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“A Set of Ways of Engaging”: Lisa Lee on Thomas Hirschhorn & Materiality
A Set of Ways of Engaging: Lisa Lee on Thomas Hirschhorn & Materiality
October 6, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “A Set of Ways of Engaging: Lisa Lee on Thomas Hirschhorn & Materiality.” In this episode of In the Foreground, Starr Director Caroline Fowler talks with ...

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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 13, 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, Starr Director Caroline Fowler talks with Kirsten S ...

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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, Caroline Fowler speaks with Svetlana Alp ...

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Member Permanent Collection Talk: Porcelain, up close and personal
Member Permanent Collection Talk: Porcelain, up close and personal
October 22, 2020

In 18th century Europe, porcelain was so valuable it was known as "white gold." Learn why this material that today we take for granted was considered so special. Curator of decorative arts Kathleen Mo ...

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Black and White, Reconsidered
Black and White, Reconsidered
October 23, 2020

Holly Fellow Joan Kee presents, “Black and White, Reconsidered.” Among the most prominent collaborative works involving both an African American and Asian American artist, Black & White (1993) by Gle ...

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First Sundays Free: Drawing Together
First Sundays Free: Drawing Together
November 1, 2020

CLICK HERE to register! Experience the art of figure drawing in the special exhibition Lines from Life , and try your hand at complimentary drawing activities inspired by the exhibition. From 11 am ...

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“An Enactment of ‘The Impersonal’”: Brigid Doherty on Re-thinking Subjectivity in Art
An Enactment of “The Impersonal”: Brigid Doherty on Re-thinking Subjectivity in Art
November 3, 2020

The Research and Academic Program presents “An Enactment of ‘The Impersonal’: Brigid Doherty on Re-thinking Subjectivity in Art.” In this episode of In the Foreground, Starr Director Caroline Fowle ...

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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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