June 5, 2018
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Horticulturist and Clark Art Institute Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes joins local beekeeper Dave Thayer for an evening walk-and-talk, “Creative Ecologies: Balancing Aesthetics and Stewardship,” on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm. The event is free, but reservations are required; to reserve, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524. Space is limited.

Taking place on the evening of the summer solstice, the event explores the delicate balance between aesthetic and sustainable landscape management on the museum’s sprawling 140-acre campus. Participants learn more about the flora and fauna that call Stone Hill home, as well as “Clark Buzz,” the Institute’s beekeeping program that is part of the Clark’s unique approach to grounds management.

Visitors should meet outside the main entrance to the Clark Center. Extreme weather cancels this event. Wear comfortable walking shoes for varied terrain.


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, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, 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. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; Bank of America Museums on Us; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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