The Permanent Collection

The Clark’s permanent collection includes painting, sculpture, and decorative art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The Institute’s greatest strengths lie in nineteenth-century European and American painting, especially French Impressionists. Although the collection has expanded greatly since the opening of the Clark in 1955, its scope and character continues to represent the taste and interests of Sterling and Francine Clark.

Works on Paper and British Art

The Manton Research Center is home to the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper which house the Clark's collection of prints, drawings, and photography spanning the history of the graphic arts from the fifteenth century through the first quarter of the twentieth century.

British Art is presented in The Manton Gallery for British Art. The gallery houses works not only from the Manton Collection, other objects in the permanent collection, and works of art on loan.

The Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper is dedicated to exhibitions of prints, drawings, photographs, and other works on paper. 

Special Exhibitions

The lower level of the Clark Center, the Manton Research Center, and the Lunder Center at Stone Hill, situated on a wooded hillside just south of the center of campus with incredible views of Stone Hill, house galleries in which the Clark presents special exhibitions