January 25, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute, as part of its First Sundays Free program, will hold a one-day pop-up display in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper on Sunday, February 3 from 11 am­–3 pm.

Curatorial Assistant Kristie Couser will select a sample of approximately fifteen works recently acquired by the Clark, including an etching by French artist Camille Pissarro, a seventeenth-century woodcut by Flemish artist Christoffel Jegher, and a photograph by American photographer Carleton E. Watkins. The special display offers a unique opportunity to see how the collection has been shaped and enhanced since the 2016 opening of the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, where visitors typically encounter prints, drawings, and photographs by individual appointment.

“Works on paper are especially sensitive to light and temperature, and due to their fragile nature, they are not on permanent view,” Couser said. “This event is a great way to see a wide range of artworks—some centuries old—not ordinarily presented together in other museum spaces.”

Admission to the Clark is free all day (10 am–5 pm), and special art-making activities will be held from 1–4 pm. For more information, visit The First Sundays Free program is generously supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.


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 or call 413 458 2303.
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