December 22, 2016
Williamstown, Massachusetts—In celebration of the exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, the Clark Art Institute will hold a special session of its First Sundays Free program on Sunday, January 8. (The Clark is closed on Sunday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day.) Admission to the galleries is free all day. Galleries are open 10 am–5 pm.

Special activities focusing on the importance of tea to Japanese identity and culture will be held from 1–4 pm. Visitors can mix a custom tea blend and decorate a teacup to enjoy at home. At 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm, licensed instructors from the Urasenke Chanoyu Center in New York host tea ceremonies in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Space for tea ceremonies is limited; reserve and pick up a ticket at the admissions desk on the day of the event.

First Sundays Free continues with free admission on the first Sunday of the month through May 7, 2017. This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.


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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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