The following guidelines are provided to help you make the most of your day at the Clark and to ensure the protection of the objects and the comfort and safety of all visitors. 

Backpacks, umbrellas, backpack baby carriers, bags larger than 11 x 15 x 18 inches, umbrellas, and large walking/hiking sticks and poles are not permitted in the galleries. Although small lockers, requiring a $0.25 key deposit, are available, large items cannot be accommodated. Play it safe and leave anything large or prohibited at home or locked in your car.

Food and drink (including water bottles) are not allowed in the galleries or auditorium; covered drinks are allowed in the Manton Research Center reading room.

Photography and filming without flash for private, non-commercial use are permitted in the permanent collection. Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Permission for commercial photography is obtained through the Clark’s Communications Department.

Visitors may use only graphite pencils, sketch pads, and notebooks in the galleries. Easels are not permitted without prior approval. 

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is prohibited in all buildings and public areas. 

Pets are not allowed inside the buildings. Do not leave a pet unattended in your car. Clark visitors love animals and quickly notify security about animals left unattended.

To report or inquire about a lost or found item, phone 413 458 2303, ext. 212.

Your presence at the Clark acknowledges that you have been informed of the potential to be photographed or filmed and that you grant permission for your likeness to be published.