Gifts of Art

The Clark and its visitors benefit greatly from the passion of dedicated art collectors—especially those who painstakingly create personal collections, often over the course of a lifetime, and pass cherished pieces along to the museum for care, preservation, and exhibition. Sterling and Francine Clark exemplified this passion when they established the Clark Art Institute in 1950; since then, many others have followed their example, enriching the Clark’s collections in immeasurable ways.

The Collectors Society recognizes those who generously help develop the Clark’s collections by donating art or contributing acquisition funds. Realizing the sense of ownership that comes with entrusting art to the museum, the Clark provides members of the Collectors Society many ways to stay connected well beyond the donation date, such as invitations to special events, customized benefits, and ongoing relationships with the Clark’s outstanding curatorial staff.

Clark curators consult with prospective donors to ensure the works of art complement the Clark’s collection. Gifts of art can be outright, partial, or promised.

For additional information about donating a work of art to the Clark, please email Marci Zebrowski or call 413 458 0419.