For Immediate Release
August 1, 2022


Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute screens The Wizard of Oz, the final film in its summer outdoor film series, on Wednesday, August 10 at dusk, around 8 pm. Bring a picnic and your own seating and gather near the Clark’s Reflecting Pool to enjoy one of the most beloved movie classics.

Follow Dorothy’s travels and travails as she and her new friends go off in search of the wizard who can help her return home. Featuring an iconic cast including Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz provides movie magic of the highest order. Few movies have asked the question, “Are you ready to grow up?” better than The Wizard of Oz. Kids continue to discover and love this movie, while it continues to wring tears out of adults.

Free. Run time: 1 hr 52 mins. Rated PG. Bring a picnic and your own seating. For more information, visit In the event of rain, the film will be screened in the Clark’s auditorium on a space-available basis.

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 or call 413 458 2303. 

Use of facemasks is optional for all visitors. For details on health and safety protocols, visit

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