The Clark is closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.

The Met: Live in HD

On sale now!
The Met: Live in HD is the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now! 

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Connect more deeply with art using a multimedia guide, available at the admission desk ($5/$3 members). Or, download the Clark's mobile app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™.

Travels on Paper

On view through February 9
Before our era of mass tourism and Instagrammable vacations, the opportunity to visit renowned sites and experience exotic locales was limited to a privileged few. Printed imagery meant that scenes of foreign lands, majestic monuments, and picturesque views could spread to a much wider public. This exhibition will take visitors on a world tour featuring prints, drawings, and photographs by Camille Corot, Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, John La Farge, Robert Macpherson, Thomas Moran, Félix Teynard, and others. Read the full press release.


Opens December 14
Implying infinite freedom and open-ended, self-engendering form, the arabesque motif is deeply associated with Islamic art and architecture while also being central to key movements in European art. With a history stretching back to antiquity, arabesque lies at the heart of debates over ornament and meaning in art. Long relegated to the status of frame or border, and used chiefly as a decorative addition, arabesque found new life in the nineteenth century as it "broke out of the frame" and came into its own as an independent driver of pictorial innovation. The exhibition will trace this process over a series of moments in European art when arabesque was in the ascendant—from German Romanticism to the Pre-Raphaelites, Nabi artists, and Art Nouveau. Read the full press release.

Summer 2020 Shows

The Clark just announced its summer 2020 exhibition schedule featuring a diverse program of exhibitions ranging from the exceptional work of one of Norway’s most revered artists to innovative projects highlighting some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today. The 2020 summer season includes the Clark’s first outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, featuring six site-responsive commissions in dialogue with the Clark’s 140-acre campus. Read the full press release.

Graphic Content

Thursday, Nov. 21, 10:30 am
This series considers how artists have used typography and the book form to advance their aesthetic and political programs. These hands-on sessions, using books drawn from the Clark library’s extensive collections, are led by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects. Register here

Looking and Lunching

Thursday, Nov. 21, 12 pm
Join Susan Roeper, director of the library, as she discusses the Clark’s enigmatic Allan Sekula Library, the 15,000 volume personal library of artist, photographer, filmmaker, writer, and teacher, Allan Sekula. Free with gallery admission. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal, or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available.

The Object of Performance

Friday, Nov. 22, 6 pm
At this public roundtable, artists Genevieve Gaignard, Jeffrey Gibson, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons will discuss learning from the past to produce new narratives for the spaces of the nation’s historic museums. Free and open to the public. A reception begins at 5:30 PM.