‘FIRST SUNDAYS FREE’ PROGRAM CONTINUES AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE

December 19, 2018
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute’s “First Sundays Free” program continues with “The Inhabited Landscape” on Sunday, January 6. Admission to the galleries is free all day, and special art-making activities will be held from 1–4 pm.

The day’s events encourage creativity and curiosity—both inside the museum and out in the winter landscape. In the Clark Center, explore the special exhibition Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape with a gallery talk at 1 pm led by exhibition curator Alexis Goodin. At 3 pm, join the Clark's Hardymon Director Olivier Meslay in the auditorium for a free public lecture, “Turner and Constable: Stark Contrasts.”

In the Michael Conforti Pavilion, make a birdhouse, a winter plein air kit, and a “dark and stormy night” drawing inspired by weather in literature. On the lower level of the Clark Center, enjoy a special listening space where visitors are invited to relax with a sketch pad and draw what they hear, inspired by musical compositions that evoke the British landscape.
After exploring the galleries and activities inside, head outdoors to hike the trails or relax with a cup of cocoa by fire pits on the Fernández Terrace.

Admission and all activities are free on the first Sunday of the month through May. The First Sundays Free program is supported by generous funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

ABOUT THE CLARK

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; open daily in July and August. 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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