January 2, 2018

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute’s popular Start with Art program, designed for three- to six-year-olds and their parents, will be held Saturday, January 13 at 10 am in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The session, focused on the theme of storytelling, includes a gallery talk, an illustrated gallery guide designed to encourage children to look closely at art, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group.
Start with Art is free and open to preschool-aged children and their parents or caregivers; gallery admission is included. No registration is required. Art projects can be messy—appropriate clothing is encouraged.
This program is supported by 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 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. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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