February 16, 2018
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for Wikipedia entries that need updating or creation at the Clark Art Institute’s Wikipedia “Edit-a-Thon” on Sunday, March 4 from 11 am–4 pm. The free event will be held in the Manton Research Center Reading Room. Reservations are required; to reserve, visit or call 413 458 0524.
The event is inspired by the hundreds of edit-a-thons hosted by the New York-based organization Art+Feminism over the past four years in museums and libraries around the world, Members of the public are invited to join art historians and fellow art-lovers for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on art and feminism—including more than fifty women artists in the Clark’s permanent collection. Throughout the day, instructors provide tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, as well as reference materials and encouragement. Training sessions are scheduled for 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. 


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 Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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