Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

225 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267

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The Clark is a gem of a museum rarely found in a small town. The Clark is home to collections of European, Old Master & American 19th Century paintings. The Clark has a newly expanded 140 acre campus featuring a new Clark Center designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, a one acre reflecting pool, and over two miles of trails. Two special exhibitions will be housed in the new galleries in the summer of 2014. Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum presents thirty-two exceptional bronze vessels and bells dating from the late Xia through the Western Han dynasties (c. 1800 BCE-c. 8 CE). Opening on August 2, Make it New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975 examines the different paths taken by abstract painting at that time. Also on view in the summer of 2014 is Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith, housed in the Clark's Lunder Center at Stone Hill galleries. Painted in hues contrary to those found in nature, Smith's sculptures were constructed to stand in concert with the dramatic Adirondack landscape of the fields surrounding his home and studio in Bolton Landing, New York.

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  • Cast for Eternity

    Cast for Eternity is drawn from the core of the Shanghai Museum's exceptional collection of bronze vessels and bells dating...

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    Fri, Jul 4 - Sun, Sep 21, 2014

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  • Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith

    Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith, the first presentation to bring together all five of the central Circle sculptures...

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    Fri, Jul 4 - Sun, Oct 19, 2014

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  • Izakaya

    Join us on the Visitor Center Terrace for an authentic izakaya, a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves...

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    Fri, Aug 1, 2014

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  • Make it New : Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art 1950-1975

    Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the Clark, Make It New: Abstract Painting...

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    Sat, Aug 2 - Mon, Oct 13, 2014

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  • Clark Inspired: Michael Govan

    Michael Govan, Williams College Class of 1985, Director/CEO Of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Clark Trustee, will share...

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    Sat, Aug 2, 2014

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  • Close Encounters with Music

    Masterpieces of the Baroque! In a program designed to display J.S. Bach's breadth, boldness, and beauty, the English Suites...

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    Sun, Aug 3, 2014

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  • Free Band Concert: Oxen of the Sun

    The region's premier soul folk band

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    Tue, Aug 5, 2014

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  • A Small Family Business

    A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn, A Small Family Business returns to the National...

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    Thu, Aug 7, 2014

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  • Free Fun Friday

    Enjoy free admission to the Clark from 10 am to 5 pm and lots of fun as part of the Highland Street...

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    Fri, Aug 8, 2014

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  • "Nature is About Everything and Everybody" A Conversation About David Smith

    Art Historian and former New York Times art critic Michael Brenson converses with Rebecca Smith, artist and daughter of artist...

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    Sun, Aug 10, 2014

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  • Free Concert Band: Sister City Jazz Ambassadors

    Popular local band Sister City Jazz Ambassadors, hailing from Pittsfield, performs a wide range of jazz music, from New Orleans...

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    Tue, Aug 19, 2014

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

    Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed...

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    Thu, Aug 21, 2014

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  • Free Band Concert: Mike & Ruthy

    Catchy folk-pop choruses combined with organic folk and roots elements

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    Tue, Aug 26, 2014

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  • Green Certified: LEED

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