Clark Art Institute

The Clark is one of only a handful of institutions globally with a dual mission as an art museum and a distinguished center for research and higher education, dedicated to advancing and extending the public understanding of art.

225 South St., Williamstown, MA 01267

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The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and especially Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with more than thirty paintings by the artist. The collection is also rich in American paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt; Italian and Northern Renaissance masterpieces; portraits and landscapes by European masters; and an extraordinary collection of silver, porcelain, and furniture. In addition to its permanent collection, the Clark presents a series of special exhibitions. Open year-round, the museum links visitors to the striking landscape through a series of walking paths and trails; a tiered reflecting pool and outdoor terrace provide a relaxing view of the Berkshire hills.

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  • An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting

    An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in...

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    Sun, Mar 5 - Sun, Sep 17, 2017

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  • Exhibition: Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design

    As interest in the painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) surges, the Clark offers new insight into one of his most...

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    Sun, Jun 4 - Mon, Sep 4, 2017

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  • Picasso: Encounters

    Picasso: Encounters explores Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) interest in and experimentation with large-scale printmaking throughout his career, challenging the notion of...

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    Sun, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 27, 2017

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  • Orchestrating Elegance Book Club: The Age of Innocence

    In celebration of the exhibition, Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design, the Clark hosts a summer book club focusing on two...

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    Wed, Jun 28, 2017

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  • Exhibition: As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings

    This exhibition comprises a selection of large paintings by Helen Frankenthaler from the 1950s through the 1990s, focusing on nature...

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    Sat, Jul 1 - Mon, Oct 9, 2017

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  • Amenities: Accessible Facilities
  • Green Certified: LEED

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