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For press inquiries, please email the Public Relations department at [email protected].July 23, 2020: Welcome to the Great Indoors: Museums Beckon in the Berkshires (The New York Times)


September 14, 2020: Lineage (The New Yorker)

July 23, 2020: Welcome to the Great Indoors: Museums Beckon in the Berkshires (The New York Times)


August 6, 2020: Sculpture Under Open Sky (Wall Street Journal)

July 23, 2020: At the Clark, an artist's irresistible vision of interspecies harmony (The Boston Globe)


July 9, 2020: In the Berkshires, museums are a salve for the socially-distanced soul (The Boston Globe)

Le foglie delle radici by Giuseppe Penone

The Clark Art Institute announces the first American installation of Le foglie delle radici (The Leaves of the Roots) (2011) by sculptor Giuseppe Penone (Italian, b. 1947, Garessio, Italy). The thirty-foot-tall cast bronze, steel, and soil sculpture of an upturned tree with a live eastern red cedar sapling growing from its inverted roots is a long-term installation on loan from a private collection and is situated on the lawn of the Clark’s 1955 Museum Building.

Le foglie delle radici is the latest long-term contemporary art installation on the Clark’s campus in recent years. In 2014, five carved stone benches by American artist Jenny Holzer’s Truism and Living series were placed near the reflecting pool to mark the opening of the Clark Center. In 2015, the site-specific commissioned work by Thomas Schütte, Crystal, a wood and metal structure in the shape of a human-scale geode, was fabricated at the top of Stone Hill, and in 2016, William Crovello’s red granite sculpture Katana was installed just north of the main parking lot.

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Giuseppe Penone (Italian, b. 1947). Le foglie delle radici (The Leaves of the Roots), Fourth version, 2011. Bronze, steel, tree, soil. © 2019 Giuseppe Penone / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Clark Art Institute, Amy Coon


10/27/2020: Clark Art Institute Names Sarah Grandin as Clark-Getty Fellow

9/9/2020: The Clark Art Institute Stages Its First Outdoor Exhibition Featuring Works by Six Contemporary Artists

7/8/2020: Clark Art Institute Opens Lin May Saeed's First Solo Museum Exhibition

7/6/2020: Exhibition Celebrates Gifts to the Clark Art Institute from Herbert and Carol Diamond

7/2/2020: Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, and Norman Rockwell Museum to Reopen on July 11 and 12

4/22/2020: Clark Art Institute Offers Virtual Programming to Provide Access During COVID-19 Closure

3/13/2020: Clark Art Institute Announces Temporary Closure Effective March 14

3/11/2020: Clark Art Institute Announces Temporary Halt to Public Events

3/6/2020: Clark Art Institute Launches Contemporary Art Installation Program with Works by Pia Camil

2/19/2020: Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute Selects Eric L. Cochran as Chair

2/18/2020: Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection on View at the Clark March 21–August 23

1/31/2020: Clark Art Institute to Broadcast London National Theatre's All About Eve

1/30/2020: Clark Art Institute's Free Art & Politics Film Series Presents Two Classic Films

1/23/2020: Clark Art Institute Offers Free Admission and Special Hands-On Programs in its First Sundays Free Program

1/21/2020: Clark Art Institute Airs The Met: Live in HD Production of Porgy and Bess

1/14/2020: Clark Art Institute to Broadcast London National Theatre's Present Laughter

1/13/2020: I/O Fest Brings "The Music of Now" to the Clark Art Institute


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