February 15, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a free screening of the Japanese anime film Only Yesterday on Wednesday, March 1 at 6 pm. The film will be shown in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

Twenty-seven-year-old city dweller Taeko visits country relatives and wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her youth as she reminisces about her childhood in Tokyo. Isao Takahata directs. PG, 1991;1 hr, 58 mins.

“Anime Wednesdays” celebrates the contemporary art form of Japanese animation with a selection of films from Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s leading animation film studios. The series is held in conjunction with the Clark’s special exhibition Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, on view through April 2.


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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