Explore videos below that feature members of our staff engaging with our collections and exhibitions.
New content is added regularly.
November 13, 2020: Ever heard of Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale?" Learn more about the nineteenth-century singer through this intriguing bottle from our permanent collection!
October 16, 2020: Kathy Morris, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Clark, highlights a striking piece of porcelain in our collection, informally called the “bug plate.”
September 18, 2020: Loïe Fuller's innovative Serpentine Dance inspired dozens of artist portrayals, including this revolutionary color lithograph by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Learn more about the dancer and the print in this short video.
August 21, 2020: Ground/work guest curators Molly Epstein and Abigail Ross Goodman join a roundtable conversation with Hardymon Director Olivier Meslay about the Clark’s first outdoor exhibition currently being installed across our 140-acre campus. Learn about the six participating artists from around the globe, their site specific responses to the Clark’s landscape, and the making of the exhibition. The conversation is moderated by associate curator of contemporary projects Robert Wiesenberger.
May 29, 2020: Valerie Krall, Catalog Librarian, takes us inside the wondrous holdings of the Mary Ann Beinecke Collection of Books on the Decorative Arts, and shows us a recipe for New England pancakes according to the recently transcribed Medical Cooking: A Family Receipt Book.
May 25, 2020: Collections Development Librarian, Terri Boccia, gives an introduction to the many riches within the library collections, from illustrated books on natural history to fabric samples from nineteenth-century France.
May 22, 2020: Enter the world of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints with Hiroshige's Awa Province: Naruto Whirlpools, a work from 1855 (the Year of the Rabbit) that depicts a natural phenomenon still visited today.
May 18, 2020: Keely Kempster Sarr, Coordinator of Family and Community Programs, explores the story of friendship and blossoming romance behind the sculpture Daphnis and Chloe by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.
May 15, 2020: Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator, Esther Bell, discusses an object she's been researching as a part of a future exhibition—Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death by the artist Guillaume Guillon-Lethière—sharing the story of both the painting and its artist.
May 11, 2020: Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate, takes us into art storage to learn about three porcelain figure groups by Soviet artist Natalya Danko.
May 8, 2020: Robert Wiesenberger, Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects, speaks about the new year-long exhibition Velo Revelo by Pia Camil (Mexico, b. 1978).
May 4, 2020: As part of a new series of live webinars for members, the Clark's Robert and Martha Berman Lipp Chief Curator, Esther Bell, gave a talk on landscape paintings, focused on Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Venice: The Doge's Palace. Today's Clark Connects program shares a condensed version of the talk.
May 1, 2020: A duel between a rhinoceros and an elephant? Dive into the archives to hear about the contest held by Manuel I of Portugal.
April 29, 2020: Editor Kevin Bicknell revisits the production of the book Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and the Marquand Music Room and gives us an insider look at the design process.
April 27, 2020: Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, shares the timely story behind James Jacques Tissot's etching Foyer of the Comédie Française (Recollection of the Siege of Paris).
April 24, 2020: Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for Works on Papers, showcases highlights from her upcoming exhibition, Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection.
April 22, 2020: Did you know that Fumée d'Ambre Gris by John Singer Sargent used to sit inside a different frame? Hugh Glover, retired art conservator from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center, reveals the history of the painting's original frame, designed by Sargent himself.
April 20, 2020: In the first of our "Tales from the Vault" series, Curatorial Research Associate Alexis Goodin reveals the surprising history of innovation behind the Arthur J. Stone Iced Beverage Spoons.
April 17, 2020: Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for Works on Paper, showcases highlights from her upcoming exhibition, Lines from Life: Drawings from the Diamond Collection.
April 16, 2020: Keely Kempster Sarr, Coordinator of Family and Community Programs, tells the story of The Chariot of Aurora, painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
April 13, 2020: Curatorial Assistant Nora Rosengarten takes a close look at Victoria Dubourg's Roses in a Porcelain Planter, which was recently brought out of storage and installed in the permanent collection galleries.
April 10, 2020: Kristie Couser, Curatorial Assistant for Works on Paper, offers a virtual preview of her upcoming exhibition, Lines from Life: Drawings from the Diamond Collection.
April 8, 2020: Amanda Bell Goldmakher, Senior Educator at the Clark, takes a deep dive into George Gray Barnard's sculpture Brotherly Love.