The Clark welcomes families to enjoy our galleries and our beautiful campus. The domestic scale of the galleries makes coming here a very comfortable experience. Ask at the Information Desk for our Looking Closely cards, which are designed to encourage children to look at paintings and think about what they see. Pick up a drawing pad at the Information Desk and spend some time sketching in the galleries together.
Three times a year, the Clark puts on special family days in celebration of a special exhibition or part of our permanent collection. These include a variety of activities—gallery talks, art making, and related entertainment—both inside and out. For younger children, we offer the Start with Art preschool program on the second Saturdays of the winter months. On the first Fridays of November through March, we host the popular New Parents Gallery Talks, informal gallery talks for new parents with their young children. For more information on these or other family programs, please see the Calendar of Events
Whatever kind of thing you like looking at, we think you will be able to find something interesting, exciting, and enjoyable at the Clark, and we hope this brief introduction has encouraged you to make a visit. If there is any way we can help you, or if you have questions or comments, we'd like to hear from you. Call the Education Department at 413 458 0563 or e-mail