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Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed Mondays)


Through October 31
Adults $10 (includes admission to permanent collection)
Free to children age 18 and under and students with I.D.
Free November 1 through January 2


To plan a group visit, please contact the Education Department at 413-458-0563.

Group visits must be arranged at least three weeks in advance. One-hour gallery talks highlighting the permanent collection are available for groups. Guides for adult groups are $50 per guide (limit 25 people per guide). There is no charge for guides for school groups.

The Clark has no indoor facilities for group meals, but box lunches are available by advance order. Buses should enter the Clark grounds through the service entrance. Passengers will disembark at the Main Entrance, and bus parking is available on-site.


All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information and tickets, call 413-458-0524.


Saturday, October 9, 3 pm
Opening Lecture for Medieval Mystery
Michael Cassin, Curator of Education
Followed by a special reception for members and their guests

Saturday, November 6, 2 pm
"Form and Function in the Netherlands in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries"
Walter S. Gibson, independent scholar

Saturday, November 20, 2 pm
"Technical Aspects of Netherlandish Art"
Maryan Ainsworth, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Family Programs

Saturday, October 30,1-4 pm
Halloween Family Day
Masks are the theme for an afternoon of family activities celebrating Halloween.

Saturday, December 4, 11 am-4 pm
Textile Family Day
Highlights include talks about medieval tapestries, a textile craft show, children's art-making activities, and beginners' workshops on knitting, embroidery, and quilting.


Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17, 9 am-6 pm
"More than Meets the Eye" Weekend Course
$500 ($400 members)
This exclusive course gives adults with a general interest in art the tools to read symbols for "hidden" meaning, as well as explore themes of attribution, conservation, and the discovery of art historical evidence.

Wednesdays, November 3, December 1, January 5, and February 2, 1 pm
Renaissance Mini-Course
"A World of Signs and Wonders: Europe in the Late Middle Ages"
$22 ($15 members) for entire course
$6 ($4 members) for individual sessions


Saturday, November 13, 1-5 pm and 8-10 pm
Early Music Festival
Early music ensembles from throughout New England will perform continuously.


The Medieval Mystery Film Series, offered Sundays at 2 pm, features crusader knights, icon painters, minstrels, and peasants.

Sunday, October 10, 2 pm
Perceval (1979, 140 minutes, French with subtitles)

Sunday, October 17, 2 pm
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972, 120 minutes)

Sunday, October 24, 2 pm
The Name of the Rose (1986, 130 minutes)

Sunday, October 31, 2 pm
Andrei Rublev (1966, 185 minutes, Russian with subtitles)

Sunday, November 7, 2 pm
Becket (1964, 148 minutes)

Sunday, November 14, 2 pm
The Lion in Winter (1968, 134 minutes)

Sunday, November 21, 2 pm
The Seventh Seal (1957, 96 minutes, Swedish with subtitles)

Sunday, November 28, 2 pm
Kristin Lavransdatter (1995, 144 minutes, Norwegian with subtitles)

Sunday, December 5, 2 pm
The Advocate (1993, 102 minutes)

Sunday, December 12, 2 pm
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982, 111 minutes, French with subtitles)

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