Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

Opens June 8, 2019
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.

Project Snowshoe

During snow season, the Clark’s campus is transformed into a winter wonderland. With 140 acres to discover, there’s plenty to see outside the gallery walls. Borrow a pair of our complimentary snowshoes and begin your adventure! 

Extreme Nature!

On view through February 24
Extreme Nature! explores how nature’s extremes—remote, fantastical, and unpredictable—permeated artistic imagery throughout the nineteenth century. 

What’s Happening at the Clark

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

Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape

On view through March 10
The works of Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable, two of the most important landscape artists of nineteenth-century Britain, are considered in a new light in Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape. The exhibition explores the significance of human figures and the built environment in the landscape. Read the full press release.

Renoir: The Body,
The Senses

Opens June 8, 2019
Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades. Read the full press release

Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

Opens July 4, 2019
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 6, 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

John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30 pm
Clark Fellow Susan Sidlauskas presents the free lecture, “John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint.” Sargent was not simply painting the Gilded Age finery. He was reconstituting skin, hair, and fabric as other, more ambiguous substances.  

Looking and Lunching

Thursday, Feb. 21, 12 pm
This month, join Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger as he discusses Delacroix’s Two Horses Fighting in a Stormy Landscape. Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available.


Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:30 pm at Images Cinema
This acclaimed feature film debut from video essayist Kogonada follows the son of a renowned architecture scholar as he explores Columbus, Indiana. Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, introduces the film. Tickets can be purchased at the Images Box Office, located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.