Weekend talk goes behind the scenes of ‘Clark Buzz’
June 26, 2017
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Horticulturist and Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes joins beekeeper David Thayer to discuss “Clark Buzz,” the Clark Art Institute’s beekeeping program, on Saturday, July 8 at 11 am. Noyes and Thayer will lead participants on a landscape tour, highlighting elements of the beekeeping program. Visitors should meet at the Orientation Center located outside the entrance to the Clark Center. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Register online at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.
Thayer has assisted the Clark in establishing a bee program and will supervise the growth of the colony. Bee skeps have been installed on the roof of the Manton Research Center, and the Clark plans to maintain a population of at least 40,000 bees to sustain the hives and encourage honey production.
The Clark’s 140-acre campus is an ideal habitat for many kinds of animals, birds, and insects. Sustainability initiatives are central to the Clark’s grounds management practices.
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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