For Immediate Release
October 12, 2021
Williamstown, Massachusetts—Enjoy some Halloween fun at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, October 31.
From 11 am to 2 pm, visitors are invited to decorate and display pumpkins and ink themselves with temporary tattoos inspired by the permanent collection on the Fernandez Terrace, enjoy “spooky” lunch specials at Café 7, and pose with cut-outs in the Museum Pavilion.
Indoors, take advantage of the last opportunity to see the exhibition Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed on its closing day. The first North American museum in forty years showcases the Lalannes’ madly inventive and irresistible world of objects. In addition, visitors can explore the year-long installation Erin Shirreff: Remainders, on view in the Clark’s Manton Research Center and in the lower level of the Clark Center.
And, for those in the mood, the Clark is offering free admission to visitors who come dressed as an artwork from its collection or one of its special exhibitions. Beyond costume considerations, all visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times as part of the Institute’s effort to protect the health and safety of its visitors, staff, and community.
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 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and daily in July and August. Advance timed tickets are required. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student 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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