For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, December 1, admission to the Clark Art Institute galleries is free all day as part of the First Sundays Free program. Visitors can get hands-on experience with the creative techniques used by artists like Auguste Rodin, Albrecht Dürer, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir through family-friendly activities throughout the museum:
  • Carve, print, or paint your own original work of art
  • Tour the galleries and hear from a member of the Clark’s curatorial team as they talk about how they care for the collection and answer your questions
  • Explore the specialized tools and techniques for creating etchings, engravings, lithographs, and woodcuts through a pop-up display of prints at the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper from 11 am to 3 pm
Also on this day, enjoy a discount at the Clark’s Museum Store. For the third consecutive year, the Clark joins more than 1,200 museums around the world by offering a twenty-five percent discount on all shopping during Museum Store Sunday. This annual initiative started by the Museum Store Association encourages consumers to support museums and their missions by shopping at museum stores.
First Sundays Free is generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc. First Sundays Free continues through May 2020. Upcoming themes are New Horizons (January 5), Improv (February 2), and Wellness (March 1). Learn more at or by calling 413 458 0524.
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. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. 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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