Become a Friend of the Clark today. An abundance of experiences awaits you!
Join this extraordinary institution and explore the world of art and culture. You can play a vital part in supporting the Clark's wide range of educational programs. Whether you live in the Berkshires or across the country, we invite you to join our nationwide family of members.
Join please call 413 458 0585
The following exhibition-related events are planned just for members and offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of life at the Clark.
Sunday, June 6, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Members of the Clark Society are invited to a special cocktail reception and curator-led preview of the summer exhibition Picasso Looks at Degas. Reservations required. RVSP to 413 458 0524.
Sustainer level and above members can preview Picasso Looks at Degas before the exhibition opens to the public. This is a great chance to beat the summer crowds. No reservations required.
Thursday, June 10, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Friday, June 11, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Enjoy members-only tours of Picasso Looks at Degas at 9:30 am. Space is limited; reservations are required. RSVP to 413 458 0585.
Thursday, August 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Barcelona, Pablo Picasso’s home from 1894 to 1904, is the vibrant capital of Catalonia, with a cultural and artistic history stretching back to ancient times. Kathy Morris, director of exhibitions and collections and curator of decorative arts, will give a cultural overview of Catalonia and Picasso's Barcelona. Learn about ancient ruins, monasteries, and gothic architecture; discuss the impact of Barcelona on Picasso’s life and art; and explore modern day marvels of the city on the Mediterranean. Executive chef Steve Wilkinson will lead an introductory tasting of Spanish wines followed by dinner featuring Catalan-style seafood dishes.
$45 ($55 guests of members). Space limited; reservations required. Register please call 413 458 0585 by August 5.
Thursday, August 19, 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Explore the Latino culture and Spanish-speaking cultures of the artists Pablo Picasso and Juan Muñoz featured in exhibitions this summer at the Clark. Friends of the Clark will travel to New York to visit El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, reopened in October 2009 with a newly renovated facility. Get a special look at the museum’s permanent collection with a one-hour guided highlights tour. Sarah Lees, the Clark's associate curator of European art, will provide a brief introduction to the museum on the way to New York. There will be an opportunity to visit the rest of the museum or explore the city.
$70 per person (price includes private motor coach transportation, museum admission and tour, and boxed sandwiches on the return trip). Participants can purchase lunch in New York. Register please call 413 458 0585 by August 12.