For Immediate Release
February 3, 2023


Williamstown, Massachusetts—From Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24, 2023, the Clark Art Institute hosts Kids’ Week at the Clark. The week offers children and families fun activities and opportunities to see great art. Every day of Kids’ Week, visitors can pick up a set of complimentary colored pencils at the Admissions desk, along with one of the always-available drawing pads. 

While visiting, museumgoers are encouraged to stop by the Clark’s new postcard station on the lower level of the Museum Building. Create a unique postcard to send to a friend, drop it in the Clark’s post box, and the Clark will stamp and mail it! Then, take advantage of the Clark’s popular Project Snowshoe program and borrow snowshoes to explore the beauty of the campus in winter. Snowshoes are available in adult and children’s sizes on a first-come, first-served basis. On Monday, February 20, visitors can also pick up a Presidents’ Day-themed self-guide.

On view at the Clark during Kids’ Week is the first exhibition ever presented of eighteenth-century French drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF). Organized in partnership with the BnF, Promenades on Paper: Eighteenth-Century Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France features eighty-four enchanting studies, architectural plans, albums, sketchbooks, prints, and optical devices expands understanding of drawing as a tool of documentation and creation in the age of Enlightenment, spanning the domains of natural history, current events, theater design, landscape, and portraiture. Additionally on view is a year-long installation in public spaces around the Clark, Elizabeth Atterbury: Oracle Bones, which features work in a variety of media. Atterbury makes vibrant geometric prints using chine collé and embossment; textured monochrome reliefs in raked mortar; and wood and stone sculptures that greatly enlarge objects of personal significance. The Clark’s permanent collection is always on view and features a rich array of works by artists including John Singer Sargent, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Winslow Homer, Berthe Morisot, and John Constable. 

Admission to the Clark is free through March 2023. Children and students are always free. For more information, 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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