For Immediate Release
November 30, 2016

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute welcomes visitors of all ages to a production of The Nutcracker, screened in HD, and a sugar plum fairy tea on Sunday, December 18. The tea, featuring gourmet delicacies, will be held at 11 am in the Clark Center; tickets are $20 ($18 members) and $12 for children. The Nutcracker, a special encore presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet, will be screened at 1 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $18 ($16 members) and $10 for children. A special combination ticket for The Nutcracker and the tea is available for $35 ($32 members) and $20 for children. To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.
Executive chef Dan Hardy of STARR Events prepares the tea menu, which includes a variety of sweet and savory tea sandwiches, mini croissants with chicken salad, and assorted holiday cookies, cream puffs, and candy. A full menu is available at
The enchanting tale of young Marie and her nutcracker prince is danced by principals of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet; the original performance was recorded on December 21, 2014. Staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich, the fairytale transports children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder.


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 270,000 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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