Please note that Gallery 14 will be closed on August 1 for installation; Little Dancer by Edgar Degas will be off view. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Art's Biggest Stage

Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019

The Venice Biennale is a cross-continental survey of contemporary art and the social issues it engages. Since 2007, the Clark's library has built an unparalleled collection of materials produced for the event. Art's Biggest Stage, on view July 4–October 14, introduces the Venice Biennale by showcasing the Clark's growing archive and exploring the questions of nationhood, identity, and spectacle. 

The Met: Live in HD

On sale now!
Tickets for the 2019-20 season are on sale now for Clark members! Tickets go on sale on July 17 for the general public. Purchase a season pass and save! All ten performances included for $225 ($195 members, $160 students). Season pass sale valid July 15–31 for Clark members; July 17–31 for nonmembers. Call 413 458 0524 to purchase.

Become a member!

Become a member and receive a Clark journal! The journal features a swatch from an undated album of Asian textiles from the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Arts Collection. Call 413 458 0425 to purchase.

Renoir: The Body,
The Senses

On view through September 22
Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. In recognition of the centenary of Renoir’s death, the Clark Art Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum present Renoir: The Body, The Senses. This daring exhibition is the first major exploration of Renoir’s unceasing interest in the human form, and it reconsiders Renoir as a constantly evolving artist whose style moved from Realism into luminous Impressionism, culminating in the modern classicism of his last decades. Read the full press release

Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

On view through October 6
Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe was a talented American modernist, whose paintings and prints explore realism and abstraction in the service of a distinctive artistic style. On view at the Clark July 4–October 6, 2019, Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow assesses Ida’s work and life, as well as the sibling rivalry between Ida and her well-known sister, Georgia O'Keeffe. Read the full press release

Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet

On view through September 15
Canadian artist Janet Cardiff’s acclaimed 2001 sound installation, The Forty Part Motet, deconstructs Thomas Tallis’s sixteenth-century choral work Spem in alium (Hope in any other) by assigning each of the forty voices to a single freestanding speaker in the gallery. Read the full press release.

Works on Paper Highlights Talk

Wednesday, July 17, 1 pm
Join curatorial assistant Regina Noto for a discussion of freely drawn, atmospheric views of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Venice. Free and open to the public; limited to 20 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Did You Know? A Guided Walking Tour

Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm
This one-hour guided walking tour explores our picturesque landscape, highlighting features that are unknown to many visitors. Registration is not required, but space is limited to twenty people on a first-come, first-served basis.

French Cancan

Thursday, July 18, 2 pm
This free film by Jean Renoir, son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, capture the influence of his father’s art. French Cancan was Jean Renoir’s triumphant return to French cinema after he spent WWII in the United States. It brings nineteenth-century Montmartre to colorful life, exploring the exciting story behind the opening of the Moulin Rouge.

What's Happening at the Clark

July – September 2019
Learn about upcoming exhibitions, lectures, family events and more! Download a PDF of our calendar of events.