For Immediate Release
December 15, 2014
Williamstown, MA—The Clark Art Institute, open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, will be closed in observance of Christmas Day on December 25 and New Year’s Day on January 1. The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm until December 23. It will be temporarily closed from December 24 through January 4.
During school vacation week, the Clark hosts a free film festival and a series of free intergenerational yoga classes. Frozen (PG, 109 min.) airs Tuesday, December 30; Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG, 87 min.) airs Wednesday, December 31; and Hugo (PG, 128 min.) airs Friday, January 2. All showtimes are at 2:30 pm in the Clark Center.
Free beginning-level yoga classes will be held Tuesday, December 30, Wednesday, December 31, and Friday, January 2 at 11 am in the Clark Center. Classes are open to ages 10 and up. Bring your own yoga mat or towel.
The Clark Art Institute is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark opened its expanded facilities on July 4, 2014, unveiling new and enhanced spaces that accommodate the continued growth of the Institute’s programs. Included in this final stage of the project are the new 42,600-square-foot Clark Center designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, expansion and renovation of the original Museum Building and the ongoing renovation of the Manton Research Center by Selldorf Architects, and a sweeping redesign of the grounds by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. The first phase of the campus expansion project was completed in 2008 with the opening of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, a striking conservation and exhibitions facility also designed by Tadao Ando.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free through December 31, 2014 ($10 for the Monet | Kelly exhibition) and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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