For Immediate Release
December 6, 2019
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute presents a day of holiday cheer for all ages on Sunday, December 15.
Enjoy a day of festive treats, starting with the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at 12:30 pm. Savory sandwiches and a selection of sweets, including tarts, meringues, and cookies, will be served alongside hot chocolate, tea, and coffee in the Clark’s beautiful Michael Conforti Pavilion. Tickets for the tea party are $25 adults ($23 members); $16 children ($13 members); reservations must be made by December 10.

At 2 pm, an encore HD broadcast of the exquisite Bolshoi Ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved seasonal treat, The Nutcracker, will transport audiences of all ages into a magical fairyland. Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment, and Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin makes a supremely elegant Nutcracker prince in this timeless story. Run time is two hours and 30 minutes, and tickets are $18 ($15 members); $11 children ($9 members).
Attend either or both events. Combo tickets are $38 ($33 members); $23 children ($18 members). All tickets are nonrefundable. Visit or call 413 458 0524 for more details or to purchase tickets.

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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