Traffic advisory

Due to secondary road closures in Williamstown, we recommend taking Route 7 or Route 2 to the Clark.

Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents:
Van Gogh’s Ear

August 20–30
New York City’s Ensemble for the Romantic Century, in partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research, presents Van Gogh’s Ear, an original theatrical concert based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo. Van Gogh’s Ear is a fully staged production with live performances of the music of Debussy, Fauré, Chausson, and Franck. Shows will be held at the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Mobile app for iPad now available!

Free download on 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!
Click here to download for free with iTunes.
In consideration of other visitors, please bring earbuds to listen to the audio in our galleries.

Extended Hours:
Van Gogh and Nature

Labor Day Weekend, September 4–6
The Clark has announced extended hours
for the Van Gogh and Nature exhibition, as follows:

Friday, September 4: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6: 9 am–5 pm


Dining facilities will also extend hours: Cafe 7 will be open until 8 pm on Friday, and Francine's will open at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. Note: The permanent collection in the Museum Building and the Whistler's Mother exhibition at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill will continue to operate under normal business hours, 10 am–5 pm. The Clark is also open Labor Day, 10 am–5 pm.

Whistler’s Mother

July 4–September 27, 2015
James McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist’s Mother) is the centerpiece of the exhibition Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White, on view at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill. Read Sebastian Smee's Boston Globe article here.

Thomas Schütte: Crystal

Now open
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.

Gallery Talk Series: Whistler’s Mother

Friday, September 4
3:30 pm
Lunder Center Galleries
Kevin Murphy, Eugénie Prendergast Curator of American Art, Williams College Museum of Art, investigates Whistler’s bravura brushwork and delicate use of line.

Contemporaneous Concert

Saturday, September 12, 3 pm
Contemporaneous, recently recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times), performs the works of living composers. This free concert includes Dylan Mattingly’s “A Way a Lone a Last a Loved a Long the Riverrun,” Conor Brown’s “Weave,” and Frederic Rzewski’s “Coming Together.”
Lunder Center, Spencer Terrace

Dinner and the Show: Van Gogh's Table

Saturday, September 12, 6:30 pm
Join culinary historian and cookbook author Alexandra Leaf (Van Gogh's Table at the Auberge Ravoux) for an evening celebrating the food culture of Van Gogh's France. Guests enjoy private access to the Van Gogh and Nature exhibition and a three-course dinner inspired by the farming community of Auvers-sur-Oise. Click here to make a reservation.

Color Change and Meaning in the Paintings of Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, September 13, 3 pm
Reflecting on the recent cleaning of Van Gogh's painting Farmhouse in Provence, Ann Hoenigswald, Senior Conservator of Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., will discuss whether these changes in color have altered the artist’s intent.
Lunder Center, Hunter Studio