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For Immediate Release
April 16, 2021 

CLARK ART INSTITUTE Celebrates Earth Day with Free Outdoor Talks 


Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, with two guided programs that invite visitors to connect with nature and art on the Clark’s campus. Clark educators lead ninety-minute outdoor experiences that inspire participants to write, draw, move, and more as they explore the unique natural settings of the Ground/work exhibition. All participants will be provided with a blank “field journal” and pencil to record their thoughts and creations.

A 10:30 am walk starts at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill and features Nairy Baghramian’s Knee and Elbow, Eva LeWitt’s Resin Towers, and Kelly Akashi’s A Device to See the World Twice. At 1 pm, a second walk begins on the Fernández Terrace at the Clark Center and features Analia Saban’s Teaching a Cow How to Draw, Jennie C. Jones’s These (Mournful) Shores, and Haegue Yang’s Migratory DMZ Birds on Asymmetric Lens.

Both walks may involve uneven terrain. Participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and prepare for a moderate hike.

These programs are open to all ages. All participants must wear masks and practice social distancing. Rain or snow cancels this event. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Visit clarkart.edu/events for more information and to register. 

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. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. 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; and EBT Card to Culture. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303. 

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