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For Immediate Release

August 11, 2014

Williamstown, MA—The Clark Art Institute presents an encore screening of London National Theatre’s smash-hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Thursday, August 21, at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 ($15 members, students). To order tickets, call 413 458 0524. For more information, visit
The play, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, has been hailed by the London Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle,” and by the Evening Standard as “a beautiful, eloquent, dazzling, inventive show about the wonders of life.”

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain—exceptional at math yet ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs. Shears’s dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Haddon’s novel was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland, and Italy as well as the England’s Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 2004.


The Clark Art Institute 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, open to the public with more than 240,000 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 opened its expanded facilities on July 4, 2014, unveiling new and enhanced spaces that accommodate the continued growth of the Institute’s programs. Included in this final stage of the project are the new 42,600-square-foot Clark Center designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, expansion and renovation of the original Museum Building and the ongoing renovation of the Manton Research Center by Selldorf Architects, and a sweeping redesign of the grounds by Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. The first phase of the campus expansion project was completed in 2008 with the opening of Stone Hill Center, a striking conservation and exhibitions facility also designed by Tadao Ando.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening season hours: Galleries open daily from July 4 through October 13, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm (Fridays in July and August until 7 pm). From October 14, 2014 through June 30, 2015: Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20 through October 31, 2014 and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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