New York Times Highlights Summer 2015 Show: Van Gogh and Nature

Vincent Van Gogh's paintings of nature will be the focus of a major exhibition opening at the Clark in June, 2015. Read the New York Times coverage here

A Homer for the Clark

The Clark recently received the gift of a significant, rare commissioned portrait by Winslow Homer. Charles Prentice Howland (1878), an oil painting that has never been publicly exhibited, was donated to the Clark by the sitter’s granddaughter Susan Montgomery Howell. The painting is now on view in the Clark’s galleries.  See the New York Times coverage here. 

Machine Age Modernism
Now Open!

Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection is open through May 17. The exhibition features forty prints produced between World War I and World War II.

Image: Sybil Andrews, Sledgehammers (detail), 1933. Color linocut on paper. Daniel Cowin Collection © Glenbow, Calgary, 2014

Japanese Prints Gifted to the Clark

Sixty-three prints date from 1832 to 1971
The prints, gifted by long-time Clark docent Adele Rodbell of Richmond, Massachusetts, consist primarily of landscapes ranging from the 1920s and 1930s to post-war Japan. Click here to read the press release and here to read the Berkshire Eagle story.

Image: Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883–1957), Snow at Kiyomizu Hall, Ueno (detail), 1929. Clark Art Institute. Gift of the Rodbell Family Collection, 2014.16.28

“First Sundays”
Free Admission!

Now through May 3, 2015
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month! 

New Parents Gallery Talk

Friday, March 6, 10:15 am
The Clark warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the galleries for an informal guided gallery talk. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers.

Dinner and the Show

Saturday, March 7, 6 pm
Enjoy a special evening at the Clark, including a private gallery tour of Machine Age Modernism: Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection with exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke; a prix-fixe dinner in Café 7 created by Executive Chef Dan Hardy; and extended shopping hours in the Museum Store! Click here to view the menu and make reservations.

Michael Cassin to discuss life, work of J.M.W. Turner

Saturday, March 14
Following the 7:15 pm showing of the film Mr. Turner at Images Cinema in Williamstown, Michael Cassin, director of the Center for Education in the Visual Arts at the Clark, discusses the life and work of English Romantic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. For more information, visit or call 413 458 5612.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Rockets and Blue Lights (Close at Hand) to Warn Steamboats of Shoal Water (detail), 1840. Oil on canvas. The Clark, 1955.37