The Clark Art Institute’s newly renovated Manton Research Center will open to the public on November 12, 2016.  A significant reconfiguration of the building’s first floor provides new public spaces including a gallery and study center for works on paper; a public reading room; and a bookstore and coffee bar, while building-wide upgrades for accessibility and life safety have enhanced its library, auditorium, and administrative offices. For more information, click here.   

Olivier Meslay to Lead the Clark

The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute has selected Olivier Meslay to serve as its Dena and Felda Hardymon Director. Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his role on August 22.


Explore the Multimedia Guide

Multimedia guides are available at admissions for $5 (members $3). Download the free app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.

Splendor, Myth,
and Vision

"[It] might get you a little hot
under the collar." —New York Times
The New York Times calls Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado “a weighty but also steamy exhibition."
Read the review here and plan your visit today!
Join us for the public symposium "Whose Nudes? Painting, Collecting, Displaying the Body in Early Modern Europe" on Friday, September 23 from 1–5 pm.

Meet Author Jodi Picoult

Saturday, October 8
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult debuts her new novel, Small Great Things, at the Clark during a special afternoon event. Click here for information about tickets.


Open through October 10
On view at the Lunder Center on Stone Hill, Sensing Place provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place through the lens of Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation at the heart of the Clark’s campus. Explore the galleries, walk the Stone Hill trails, and consider: What is the meaning of place? What is the value of place? 

Figure Drawing

Wednesday, Aug.24, 2:30-4 pm
Each Wednesday in August, artists of all skill levels are invited to participate in relaxed figure drawing classes inspired by the works on view in Splendor, Myth, and Vision. Hosted in the Museum Pavilion, the classes feature lightly guided instruction and live models. All materials provided.

Dinner and the Show

Thursday, August 25, 6 pm
Enjoy a special evening of fine art and fine dining, including private access to Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado with a talk by exhibition co-curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt. Guests will enjoy a prix-fixe dinner in Cafe 7, served at communal tables and created by Executive Chef Dan Hardy. 

Tapas on the Terrace

Friday, Aug.26, 4-7pm
Relax on the Fernández Terrace and enjoy the beautiful summer evening view. Drinks and tapas available for purchase.


Saturday, Aug. 27, 10:30am
Come explore Stone Hill to discover the impacts of past human land-uses with Williams College Professor Hank Art during a hike on the Clark's campus. Meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at 10:30 am.