For Immediate Release
October 17, 2016
[Digital image available upon request]

Williamstown, Massachusetts—A bookstore returns to the Clark Art Institute’s Manton Research Center on Saturday, November 12 with the reopening of the center, which has been closed due to extensive renovations. In celebration of the opening, all titles in the new retail space will be offered at thirty percent off through December 31, 2016.

The bookstore will feature a comprehensive collection of Clark publications and an extensive selection of art-related books, along with a breadth of works featuring scholars associated with the Clark. An array of new titles includes current exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, biographies, and historical surveys.

The store will be open during regular museum hours, currently Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am–5 pm; open daily in July and August, 10 am–5 pm. For more information on Manton Research Center opening weekend events, visit


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, 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, consisting of 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 is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; 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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