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For Immediate Release
June 13, 2024

CLARK ART INSTITUTE OFFERS FREE ADMISSION
ON JULY 4 TO CELEBRATE TENTH ANNIVERSARY
OF ITS GRAND REOPENING AND THE OPENING
OF ITS TADAO ANDO-DESIGNED CLARK CENTER


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On July 4, 2024, the Clark Art Institute offers free admission for all. This special offering honors the tenth anniversary of the Clark’s grand reopening following the completion of its 2014 campus expansion project and the opening of its Clark Center, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. Additionally, July 4 marks the opening of the Clark’s newest special exhibition, Fragile Beauty: Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass, on view in the Clark’s Conforti Pavilion through October 27, 2024.

There is much to celebrate this Independence Day, both at the Clark and in the surrounding community. At 11 am, join the fun of Williamstown’s Annual Hometown Parade as it heads down Spring Street, followed by a live concert by Brass-O-Mania on the steps of the Williamstown Post Office (details at destinationwilliamstown.org). That evening, Williamstown’s fireworks celebration at the Taconic Golf Club offers food and fun for all. 

Also on view at the Clark are special exhibitions Guillaume Lethière and Kathia St. Hilaire: Invisible Empires.

Free admission all day on July 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. For accessibility questions, call 413 458 0524. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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. 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 clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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