For Immediate Release
August 3, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION ON AUGUST ADVENTURES DAY
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Tuesday, August 30, the Clark Art Institute partners with the Highland Street Foundation to host August Adventures Day, providing free admission for all visitors.
August Adventures Day at the Clark is offered as a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s continued commitment to making cultural, historical, and nature venues accessible to all. August Adventures provides enriching opportunities throughout the month of August for individuals, children, and families across the Commonwealth. Each day, the program makes one museum, zoo, nature sanctuary, or event available to all with no admission fee. On August 30, visitors can visit three special exhibitions, Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern; José Guadalupe Posada: Symbols, Skeletons, and Satire; and Tauba Auerbach and Yuji Agematsu: Meander, and the permanent collection galleries—featuring a rich array of works by artists, including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas. Additionally, the Clark’s grounds, which are always open free of charge, provide miles of walking trails in a setting of profound natural beauty traversing meadows and woodlands. Drawing Pads and Looking Carefully Cards are available to enjoy sketching or to search the collection. The Clark’s Art Lab space also provides an area for hands-on artmaking activities.
“We are thrilled to partner with these institutions and shine a spotlight on the wonderful cultural resources our Commonwealth has to offer. The arts community has shown tremendous resiliency through the pandemic, and it is a pleasure to join with them to welcome everyone back through their doors,” said Highland Street’s Executive Director Blake Jordan.
For more information on the Clark, visit clarkart.edu. For additional details on August Adventures, visit highlandstreet.org.
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 285,000 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, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. 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 information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
ABOUT HIGHLAND STREET FOUNDATION
Founded in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the most pressing needs and concerns for children and families in Massachusetts. Highland Street Foundation provides access and opportunities in education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment, and the arts.
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