New Parents Welcomed to Special Program at Clark Art Institute

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute offers its first New Parents Gallery Talk of the season, welcoming new parents and their infants on Friday, November 2 at 10:15 am. The free talk will be held in the permanent collection galleries; participants should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. Strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted.
The informal, guided gallery talk is designed to give parents a break from thinking about “all things baby” and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers.

“Our program gives new parents a chance to get out of the house and add variety to their everyday routines—in the peaceful, welcoming environment of our galleries,” said Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, the Clark’s director of education. “It’s never too early to introduce children to the wonders of museums, and we hope this program is the beginning of a long relationship between local families and the Clark.”

New Parents talks continue on select Fridays through March. For more details, visit This program is supported by generous funding from 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 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 or call 413 458 2303.
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