For Immediate Release
March 11, 2020 

Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute announced today that it will temporarily halt all of its public events from March 14 through April 30, 2020, as a means of supporting initiatives to control the spread of the coronavirus. The Clark’s galleries and exhibitions remain open to the public, but museum officials are encouraging all guests to follow social distancing practices and to observe careful health and sanitation measures during their visits.  
“Like everyone, we are deeply concerned about the current global health crisis,” said Olivier Meslay, Hardymon Director of the Clark. “We are taking the careful and measured response of curtailing activities that attract large crowds in confined spaces as a means of helping to protect the health of our visitors and personnel. While we recognize that cancelling these events will be a disappointment to many, we believe that it is imperative that we act in the best interest of public safety.” 
The Clark will also curtail all group tours and field trips during this period. 
The Institute will provide refunds to all current ticketholders for events scheduled between March 14 and April 30. Programming is planned to resume on May 1, unless the evolving health situation warrants an extension. Refunds will be processed beginning March 12 and all ticketholders will be notified.  

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