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For Immediate Release
February 10, 2021 

CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS Virtual PROGRAMMING FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN 


Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute resumes its popular Start with Art program for families with young children with free online events on February 13 and March 13.

The Start with Art program introduces young children between four and seven years old to art in a fun and age-appropriate way. These online programs allow preschoolers and their parents and caregivers to look, make, sing, and play with new friends as they look closely at art in the Clark’s collection, including some art that can't even be seen in the galleries. February's theme is Love of All Kinds, and participants are encouraged to bring something they care about to the online sessions to share with others on the Zoom call. March's theme is Flowers and Plants, so participants are encouraged to bring a flower, plant, or other treasure from nature to share.

Both live events start at 10:30 am and run until 11:15 am. Online registration is required, and space is limited. Registration closes at noon two days before the events, or when capacity is reached. Registrants will receive a welcome email with a private link to this live virtual family program before the event. Adults should book only one ticket per family.

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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