September 21, 2018

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The First Sundays Free program at the Clark Art Institute kicks off the season Sunday, October 7 with free admission all day and activities for all ages from 1–4 pm. The day’s programming, centered on art and nature, also celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. Visitors enjoy a last chance to see the Clark’s inaugural video exhibition, Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, on view through October 8 in the Lunder Center galleries. Admission to the permanent collection is also free.

Free events include performances by local musicians, making terrariums, painting birch bark en plein air, and a series of gallery talks (1:30–3:30 pm) in the Blind Eye exhibition. Ride the shuttle up to the Lunder Center at Stone Hill or grab a trail map and take a short hike.

First Sundays Free are held on the first Sunday of each month from October–May. For more information, visit clarkart.edu.
This program is generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.


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 275,000 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. 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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