For Immediate Release
March 7, 2023
CLARK ART INSTITUTE FIRST SUNDAY FREE PROGRAM ON APRIL 2 OFFERS FREE ADMISSION,
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES, AND POP-UP EXHIBITION
Williamstown, Massachusetts—The Clark Art Institute’s popular First Sunday Free program continues on Sunday, April 2, offering free admission to the galleries and special exhibitions from 10 am–5 pm, a series of special activities from 1–4 pm, and a pop-up display of works on paper on view from 11 am–1 pm. April’s theme is “Portals,” complementing the Clark’s latest exhibition Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch.
After walking through Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch, transport yourself through a portal of imagination and creativity. Build your own "fantasy architecture" (one that's big enough to play in) using giant sheets of cardboard. This activity takes place in the Clark Center lower level and galleries. Then, experiment with color while designing a suncatcher and be ushered into the fantastical with award-winning storyteller Rona Leventhal's Kaleidoscope of Stories at 2 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.
In conjunction with other portals-related activities, the Clark’s Manton Study Center for Works on Paper hosts a pop-up exhibition inspired by Paul Goesch’s visionary architectural designs. See how artists from Dürer to Turner used lighting effects and enchanting decoration to enliven doors, arches, and other passageways, and illustrate their own imaginative portals. The pop-up display will be on view from 11 am–1 pm in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, located in the Manton Research Center.
Free. No advance registration required. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.
Family programs are generously supported by Allen & Company.
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 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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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