For Immediate Release
November 26, 2019

Williamstown, Massachusetts—This winter, the Clark Art Institute continues two of its popular programs for families with young children: New Parents Gallery Talks and Start with Art.

New Parents Gallery Talks are designed for parents/guardians and their infants. Parents and guardians can enjoy a guided visit in our galleries without having to find a babysitter. Talks take place on Fridays, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, from 10:15 to 11:15 am. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers are permitted. The gallery talks are most appropriate for parents/guardians and pre-toddlers.

The Start with Art program introduces young children between the ages of three and six years old to art in a fun and age-appropriate way. Preschoolers and their parents or guardians are invited to the Clark from 10 am to noon on select Saturdays for themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for the age group. Upcoming themes are Movement (December 14), Storytelling (January 11), Faces and Feelings (February 8), and Shape and Color (March 14). Art-making activities can be messy, so dressing in casual clothing is encouraged.

These programs are free and open to the public. No registration or ticket purchase is required.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions internationally 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, 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; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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