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Visitor Information

 
Hours & Admission

Hours
June 14 through September 7, 2003
Galleries open daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission
Adults $10 (includes admission to permanent collection)
Free to children age 18 and under and students with I.D.
Advance tickets not necessary

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Group Information

To plan a group visit, please contact the Education Department at 413-458-0563, or e-mail The Education Department.

Group Policy
Group visits must be arranged at least three weeks in advance.

Group Pricing
Admission is $8 per person for groups of 20 or more visiting Monday through Friday. Weekend tickets are $10 per person. Two complimentary tickets are supplied for each group.

Gallery Talks
One-hour gallery talks highlighting the permanent collection are available for groups. Guides for adult groups are $50 per guide (limit 25 people per guide).

Food Service
There are no indoor facilities for group meals, but box lunches are available by advance order. Groups are encouraged to reserve covered outdoor space for lunch or picnic on the Clark's expansive lawns in good weather.

Bus Parking
Buses should enter the Clark grounds through the service entrance. Passengers will disembark at the West Entrance, and bus parking is available on-site.

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Membership

Generous support from our members, the Friends of the Clark, helps ensure the Clark's ability to extend its vibrant public and research programs to a large audience. Members participate more fully in various museum activities and receive a range of exciting benefits, including unlimited free admission to our exciting summer shows, in addition to the permanent collection. For more information, see our membership pages.

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Café

The Clark restaurant is open from June 14 through September 7th, offering elegant table service between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm daily. À la carte prepared sandwiches, salads, pastries, coffee, and drinks are also available anytime during gallery hours (until one-half hour before closing) to enjoy indoors or al fresco on our beautiful grounds. Patrons and Friends of the Clark receive a fifteen percent discount.

The food service is provided by CulinArt, Inc. of Lake Success, N.Y.

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Directions

The Clark is located on South Street, one-half mile south of the junction of Routes 2 and 7 in the center of Williamstown. The Clark is about three hours by car from Boston and New York City and about one hour from Lenox, Massachusetts, and Albany, New York. The Mohawk Trail (Route 2) provides scenic approaches from the east and west.

Nearby Albany International Airport is served by major airlines. The Albany-Rensselaer train station hosts frequent Amtrak service from New York City. Visitors may take a taxi to Williamstown or arrange for limousine service in advance. Bus service to Williamstown is also available from New York, Boston, and other New England cities. Click here for driving directions.

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Museum Shop

The Clark's Museum Shop offers an encyclopedic selection of more than 2,000 fine art and art history books for readers of all ages and inclinations, as well as an extensive selection of fine art reproductions, publications, and other merchandise based on the museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Selected items are available through our online store, including merchandise featuring works in the exhibition Turner: The Late Seascapes. If you do not find a particular item, call 413-458-0520, or e-mail The Museum Shop. We carry many more items than are listed on our website.

Please visit the Museum Shop during your visit to the Clark. The shop is open during gallery hours.

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Van Tromp Going About to Please His Masters,  
Ships a Sea, Getting a Good Wetting
  
exh. 1844 (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)  
Turner—The Late Seascapes