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For Immediate Release
June 18, 2024


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Sunday, July 14, the Clark Art Institute opens its doors for Community Day, an annual day of fun for all ages. Visitors enjoy free admission all day (10 am–5 pm), and from 11 am to 4 pm, the Institute offers art-making activities, live entertainment, and more! 

Visitors can view the Clark’s permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions, including Guillaume Lethière, Kathia St. Hilaire: Invisible Empires, Fragile Beauty: Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass, Edgar Degas: Multi-Media Artist in the Age of Impressionism, and David-Jeremiah: I Drive Thee

The Clark’s 140-acre campus offers walking trails through its woodlands and meadows and provides spectacular views from atop Stone Hill. Community Day’s fun-filled schedule includes opportunities to learn about glass, printmaking, and collage through art-making activities and artist demonstrations. Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to drop in to drawing sessions to sketch the live model—a horse! Throughout the day, live music performances, delicious local food, and special surprises promise a memorable day for visitors of all ages. 

Community Day is free and open to the public. Refreshments and select activities are available for purchase. This event happens rain or shine. For more information, visit

Family programs are generously supported by Allen & Company.

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. Open 10 am to 9 pm on Wednesdays from June 19 through September 25, with free admission from 5 to 9 pm. 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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