Noted Curator and Scholar to Lead the Clark

The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute has selected Olivier Meslay to serve as its Dena and Felda Hardymon Director. Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on August 22.

"We are thrilled to welcome Olivier Meslay as our new director,” said Andreas Halvorsen, chairman of the Institute's Board of Trustees. “Olivier's vision, international experience, and exceptional academic and curatorial qualifications match the Clark's ambitious aspirations. He comes to the Clark with a deep appreciation for our academic mission, an expert understanding of our museum program, and an energetic perspective on ways to enhance our dual mission and extend the Clark's reach and impact."


Connect with Art Online!

Multimedia guides are available at admissions for $5 (members $3). 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; plan your visit; and more!

The multimedia guide is also available as a free mobile app; download onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. When using the mobile app in the galleries, please bring earbuds.

Splendor, Myth, and Vision

Now Open
Want to know more about the paintings featured in Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado
Curator Lara Yeager-Crasselt explores the story of Lapiths and the Centaurs.


Opens July 4
Opening at the Lunder Center on Stone Hill on July 4, Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the enduring value of place by exploring Stone Hill, a prominent geologic formation at the heart of the Clark’s campus. What is the meaning of place? What is the value of place? What makes a particular place special, perhaps even sacred? How do we recover or rediscover places that are “lost?”

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 and take a hike to the installation.

Tapas on the Terrace

Friday, July 1, 4-7 pm
Relax on Fernández Terrace and enjoy the beautiful summer evening view. Drinks and tapas available for purchase.


Monday, July 4, 8:15 AM
Celebrate the opening of Sensing Place:Reflecting on Stone Hill with a morning meditation. Meet at the Lunder Center entrance and hike as a group to the meadow on Stone Hill. 


Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 pm
Our free summer concert series is back! Annie and the Hedonists interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the '20s, '30s, and '40s.

Tapas on the Terrace

Friday, July 8, 4-7 pm
Relax on Fernández Terrace and enjoy the beautiful summer evening view. Drinks and tapas available for purchase.