November 7, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute announces its participation in Museum Store Sunday, an international shopping and cultural campaign created by the Museum Store Association (MSA), on Sunday, November 25 from 10 am–5 pm. In keeping with this year’s theme, “25 on the 25th,” visitors receive 25 percent off all purchases made in the Clark’s Museum Store, including jewelry, home decor, gifts, and fine art books.
More than 700 museum stores will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions. In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand, MSA’s Museum Store Sunday promotes conscientiously supporting museum stores and the missions of associated museums worldwide.
Ione Saroyan, president of the MSA Board of Directors and director of Merchandise Operations at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, said, “After our launch success in 2017, we are excited to welcome a growing number of great institutions to be a part of Museum Store Sunday 2018. This initiative gives people a chance to support local businesses, give back to the community through local non-profit museums, support good causes, find unique holiday gifts,
and enjoy an entertaining and educational experience at favorite museums—all at the same time.”
For a list of participating institutions and promotions, visit museumstoresunday.org.

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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