CLARK ART INSTITUTE INVITES PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CAREGIVERS FOR PRIVATE GALLERY TALK

April 24, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—“Meet Me at the Clark,” a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, will be held Monday, May 13 at 2 pm at the Clark Art Institute. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers), call 413 458 0563. Groups are welcome. Arrival time is flexible; participants should plan to meet at the admissions desk between 2–2:30 pm.
 
From September through June, the Clark is closed on Mondays, providing a safe and private atmosphere in which specially trained docents facilitate open-ended conversations about art.
 
Meet Me at the Clark, based on a program instituted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, began as a pilot program in 2013 and was opened to the public in fall 2014.

ABOUT THE CLARK

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 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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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