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.

Summer 2020 Shows

The Clark recently announced its summer 2020 exhibition schedule featuring a diverse program of exhibitions ranging from the exceptional work of one of Norway’s most revered artists to innovative projects highlighting some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today. The 2020 summer season includes the Clark’s first outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, featuring six site-responsive commissions in dialogue with the Clark’s 140-acre campus. Read the full press release.

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Raymonda

Saturday, Feb. 22, 1 pm
Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. Janine Parker, artist-in-residence in dance at Williams College, introduces the ballet and discusses connections between dance and visual art. Purchase tickets online, or call 413 458 0524. 

Performing Artists In Residence Concert

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 pm
Co-artistic directors Jeewon Park (piano) and Edward Arron (cello) present a special program of chamber music featuring Jennifer Frautschi (violin). A reception follows the program. Purchase tickets online, or call 413 458 0524. Students are free with a valid ID. 

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.