Free Family Day at the Clark

For Immediate Release

March 06, 2013

Williamstown, MA—There’s more to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute than its magnificent paintings! Celebrate the remarkable diversity and beauty of decorative arts in the collection—from elaborate works of silver and elegant furniture to charming teacups and colorful glass objects—at a free Decorative Arts Family Day on Sunday, March 24 from 12–4 pm.

The day’s program offers plenty of fun for parents and children alike. Music, demonstrations, and art projects are just some of the activities that will highlight the decorative arts in the Clark's collection. Participants will learn about some of the Clark's treasures of silver, porcelain, glass, and wood. Among the planned events:

  • Demonstrations by master silversmith Stephen P. Smithers, master carpenter Hugh Glover, bookmaker Amanda Malkin, potter Tim Duncan, glass artist Atticus Robbins, and Japanese lacquer artist Christine Puza
  • A sing-along with popular local band The Wandering Rocks
  • Art projects for all ages, including designing a three-dimensional clay tile and stenciling a mirror
  • A workshop on making decorative foods
  • A gallery talk by Curatorial Assistant Alexis Goodin, who will offer new insights on decorative arts in the Clark’s collection
  • Shopping for unique handmade items from the artisans above and a special trunk show offering from Spoon River Jewelry

This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

 

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; 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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Press contact:

Amanda Powers
apowers@clarkart.edu
413 458 0471

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