El Anatsui  Installation [Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY]


Clark Art Institute Education Programs
The Clark’s mission is to advance and extend the public understanding of art, making this a very special place for adults, children, educators, and scholars. The goal of all of our programs is to help people realize that engaging with art can enhance their lives.

For full details on our Education programs click here.


Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
The collection of the Clark features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, and John Singer Sargent. Based on the founding gift from Sterling and Francine Clark, the collection has expanded over the years through numerous acquisitions as well as significant gifts and bequests, including the gift of the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Collection of British Art and the gift of paintings by George Inness by Frank and Katherine Martucci.



Open Tuesday-Sunday

10 am–5 pm

Lunder Center at Stone Hill

Open Tuesday-Sunday

10 am–5 pm


Open daily


Multimedia Guide

Try our multimedia guide—a new way to connect with art!

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

Manton Study Center for Works on Paper

Upon completion of the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, the collection of works on paper may be visited by the general public. For more information on the collection, please call 413 458 0560 or complete this form.


Clark Art Institute CEVA
The Clark’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts (CEVA) is a resource for education professionals from schools, museums, and academia.  CEVA’s main purpose is to advance visual arts education by means of a varied program of workshops, colloquia and research, designed to bring the Clark’s education philosophy to a broader, international audience of educators.  CEVA’s programs promote discussion, generate ideas and model approaches that help educators enhance their work with audiences of all kinds, to deepen their engagement with and enjoyment of works of art, develop their aesthetic sensibility and visual understanding, improve their analytical thinking, and enrich their lives.

For full details about what CEVA can do for museum educators and volunteer guides (docents), click here.