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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2024


Williamstown, Massachusetts—In celebration of the exhibition Fragile Beauty: Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass, the Clark Art Institute offers a weekly drop-in art-making program this summer on Thursdays from 1–4 pm, July 11, 18, and 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Explore the unique characteristics of glass and learn about light, color, and transparency. Drop in anytime between 1–4 pm to decorate your own fun glass object to take home, and contribute to a large-scale, collaborative mural led by emerging local artists.

Free. All materials provided. Meet on the Fernández Terrace; in case of severe weather, meet in the Museum Pavilion. For accessibility concerns, call 413 458 0524. 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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