For Immediate Release
March 3, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On March 25–26, the Clark Art Institute celebrates an Artists’ Books Weekend with special guest and internationally recognized book artist Angela Lorenz. The weekend features two exciting events to mark the occasion, including a Bookmaking Workshop on March 25 at 1 pm and a Conversation with Lorenz on March 26 at 2 pm.

Located in the Manton Research Center, the Clark library houses more than 5,400 books designed/created by artists as stand-alone works of art. The Clark library holds more than thirty works by Angela Lorenz, who, through her exquisitely crafted works and thought-provoking content, pushes us to expand our commonly accepted notion of what a book is. 

Bookmaking Workshop
March 25, 1 pm 
Meet at the Clark Center Admissions desk
Book artist Angela Lorenz leads this workshop as part of her McSphere (Multi-Cultural Sphere) project, which challenges the notion of what a book is in shape and format. The workshop begins with a guided visit to the Clark’s permanent collection for inspiration and continues with instruction by Lorenz and the hands-on creation of one or more McSpheres, or Material Culture Spheres.

$10 materials fee. Suitable for all skill levels and recommended for ages 14 and up. Reservations are required, and capacity is limited.

Book Artist in Conversation: Angela Lorenz 
March 26, 2 pm 
Director of the Library Andrea Puccio leads a lively conversation with book artist Angela Lorenz. They delve into the stories behind some of her creations in the Clark library’s collection and her personal philosophy of what constitutes a book.

Free. No registration is required.

For more information about Artists’ Books Weekend, visit

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 some 300,000 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. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also 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.

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