Join the Clark in celebrating one of the best kept secrets of our collection: a display of contemporary artists’ books currently on view in our special exhibition, An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting. This fun day of activities will explore a variety of unusual and imaginative storytelling media, from papercutting to rap – it’ll be one for the books!
Artist bookmaking – Make books inspired by the Clark’s collection using a wide variety of creative materials and techniques such as paper cutting and collage.
Collective storytelling – Contribute to group narratives at several typewriter stations.
Paper marbling – Learn the art of paper marbling using ink and shaving cream.
Musical storytelling – Join a lyrical tour with musician Harris MacDonald, a Williamstown native. MacDonald tells the story of his life's journey as an artist, starting with works he composed as a sixteen-year-old rapper and ending with his current style, encompassing rap to blues to dark pop.
Artist demonstration – Join local book artist Valerie Carrigan for a demonstration of printmaking techniques.
All activities are free. As part of the Clark’s First Sunday Free program, admission to the galleries is free all day.
Word Up Family Day is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.