January 26, 2017

Williamstown, Massachusetts—Bring your beloved to the Clark for an early celebration of Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 12 with a host of activities for the whole family.

Brunch: STARR Executive Chef Dan Hardy prepares gourmet brunch at 10 am and 11:45 am in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The menu includes corned beef hash, eggs benedict, carved turkey, farro salad, mixed green salad, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, coffee, tea, and more. Tickets are $42 ($39 members); taxes, gratuities, and additional optional beverages are not included. To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.

A cappella music: Williams College a cappella groups The Ephlats and The Springstreeters perform at 11:30 am and 2 pm, respectively, on the lower level of the Clark Center. Performances are free.

Roméo et Juliette: The Met: Live in HD presents an encore performance of the world’s most famous love story, featuring the electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau in the starring roles, in the Clark auditorium at 1 pm. The new production of Gounod’s opera, based on the Shakespeare play, is conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Run time is 3 hours, 30 minutes. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students). A special combination ticket for brunch and the opera is available for $62 ($58 members). To reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.

All-day activities: Write a love letter to your favorite painting, join in a scavenger hunt (prizes awarded), and snap a picture in the Goddess of Love photo booth.


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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