Clark Campus Wins National Award For Landscape Architecture

Reed Hilderbrand Wins Honor Award
in General Design
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has awarded Reed Hilderbrand with its Honor Award in General Design. Reed Hilderbrand's design of the Clark's renovated and expanded campus includes a one-acre reflecting pool, new trails, and unification of the variety of architectural works into a singular campus. Read the full story.

Photo © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Connect with art—Try our multimedia guide!

Multimedia guides are available at the admission desk for $5 (members $3). Or, download the Clark's free mobile app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™.

Mobile app for iPad now available!

Free download on iTunes
Click here to download for free with iTunes.
We're excited to launch ClarkArt Mobile for iPad! Engage with more than 150 works in the collection through in-depth audio, video, and interactive content; take an environmental sustainability tour of the campus; delve into the history of the Clark through an interactive timeline; plan your visit; and more!
In consideration of other visitors, please bring earbuds to listen to the audio in our galleries.

Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing Awarded to Eileen Myles

The Clark Art Institute has selected poet and writer Eileen Myles as the recipient of the 2015 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. Established in 2006, the Clark Prize recognizes insightful and accessible prose that advances a genuine understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
Myles is the author of nineteen books including the 2015 collection I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a reissue of her seminal work, Chelsea Girls, (both Ecco/Harper Collins). She teaches creative writing at New York University and Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. 

Photo: Catherine Opie

An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting

October 25, 2015–April 10, 2016
Why and how museums acquire works of art is demystified in the exhibition An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting. Focusing on some of the very best works of art acquired by the Clark since 1995, the exhibition tells the stories of collectors who have donated objects to the museum; how these new objects enhance the existing collection; and the process of accepting an object—either by purchase or gift—into the collection.

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 the admissions desk and take a hike to the installation.

Opening Lecture: An Eye for Excellence

Sunday, Oct 25, 11 am
Michael Conforti Pavilion
An Eye for Excellence: Twenty Years of Collecting tells the stories of collectors who have donated objects to the Clark and how these new objects enhance the Institute's collection. In this lecture, Clark curators talk about the behind-the-scenes process of acquiring works of art.

Free Concert: Stephen Dankner’s String Quartets

Sunday, Oct 25, 3 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner presents a free concert of his recently composed String Quartets Nos. 13, 15, and 18, all premieres. The quartets will be performed by the renowned Vancouver, British Columbia-based Borealis String Quartet. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Performing Artists in Residence Concert

Friday, Nov 6, 7:30 pm
Michael Conforti Pavilion
Under the direction of cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, with violinist Jesse Mills and violist Ara Gregorian, this intimate evening of chamber music features vivacious and warm pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn, Bohuslav Martinů, Joaquin Turina, and Antonín Dvořák. An artists’ reception follows the performance. $25 ($20 members); students free with valid ID.