Special Occasions at the Clark

Nestled in the beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute is an exceptional venue for very special events. Learn more here.

American Decorative Arts Gallery Opening

February 19
The Clark’s American decorative arts collection returns with the opening of the Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery in the Manton Research Center. The new gallery features early American paintings, furniture, and the Burrows Collection of American Silver, comprised of more than 340 objects including tea and coffee wares, tankards and porringers, objects for personal adornment, church silver, and presentation pieces.

Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Thomas Schütte: Crystal is the contemporary artist’s first full-scale architectural artwork in the United States. Located on a meadow near the top of Stone Hill, Crystal provides visitors the opportunity to reflect on how landscapes and places are constructed and preserved. Pick up a trail map at admissions and take a hike to the installation.

Japanese Impressions

Now through April 2, 2017
Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection is the first exhibition at the Clark to focus specifically on Japanese prints from its permanent collection. Featuring selections from a foundational gift made in 2014 of sixty-three woodblock prints from the Rodbell Family Collection, as well as several loans from private collections, the exhibition highlights a century of Japanese color woodblock printing represented by three generations. 

Photography and Discovery

Now Through February 5, 2017
Photography and Discovery explores how photographers considered unknown people, places, and things during the medium’s first seventy-five years. The exhibition—the first presented in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper in the newly renovated Manton Research Center—is the first extensive presentation of the Clark’s growing collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography.

“First Sundays”
Free Admission!

Now through May 7, 2017
Free admission on the first Sunday of each month! 

Loving Kindness Meditation

Thursday, Jan. 19, 11 am
Designed to reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of peaceful well-being, this gentle yoga class is open to all. $12 ($8 members)

Looking and Lunching: The Sleeping Dragon Plum

Thursday, Jan. 19, 12 pm
​SOLD OUT
Join Adele Rodbell, collector and donor of the Rodbell Family Collection of Japanese prints, as she invites visitors to take a closer look at Utagawa Hiroshige’s Plum Estate, Kameido, no. 30 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. 
For tickets to the next Looking and Lunching on February 16, click here.

The Met: Live in HD: Roméo et Juliette

Saturday, Jan. 21, 12:55 pm
The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Tickets here

Gallery Talk

Saturday, Jan. 21, 1 pm
Take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark's education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites.