For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014
[Digital images available upon request]
Williamstown, MA—The Clark Art Institute has announced it will temporarily extend its hours to better accommodate visitors this summer and early fall. The galleries will remain open on Friday evenings until 7 pm through August, and will remain open on Mondays through October 13. As in the past, the galleries remain open until 6 pm on Tuesdays in July and August to coincide with evening band concerts.
In a new program called Member Mondays, galleries open at 9 am for members of the Clark. To learn more about becoming a member, visit clarkart.edu/support or call 413 458 0425.
On July 4 the Clark reopened its campus to approximately 8,000 visitors. The extended hours allow for more visitors to experience the new Clark Center, special exhibitions, and permanent collection while alleviating crowding in the galleries.
About the Clark
The Clark Art Institute is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark opened its expanded facilities on July 4, 2014, unveiling new and enhanced spaces that accommodate the continued growth of the Institute’s programs. Included in this final stage of the project are a new 42,600-square-foot Visitor Center designed by Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, expansion and renovation of the original Museum Building and the ongoing renovation of the Manton Research Center by Selldorf Architects, and a sweeping redesign of the grounds by Reed Hilderbrand. The first phase of the campus expansion project was completed in 2008 with the opening of Stone Hill Center, a striking conservation and exhibitions facility also designed by Tadao Ando.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Opening season hours: Galleries open daily from July 4 through October 13, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm (Fridays in July and August until 7 pm). From October 14, 2014 through June 30, 2015: Galleries open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20 through October 31, 2014 and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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