Art For Inspiration!

We miss seeing you in our galleries...but that doesn't mean we can't share the collection with you!  Browse our collections and feel free to download images that inspire and delight you. Make your own gallery to brighten your home or simply print out an image and create your own postcard to send to others who need a moment of inspiration in their days!

Lines from Life

Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection

In celebration of the generous, ongoing gift of Herbert and Carol Diamond, this exhibition explores an array of figure drawings by leading nineteenth-century French artists. Works by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, the Flandrin family, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Odilon Redon illustrate the ebb and flow between academic traditions of drawing the body and freer approaches that challenged those conventions. Read the full press release.

Pia Camil: Velo Revelo

This yearlong exhibition in public spaces around the Clark features a new, site specific installation by Pia Camil, as well as two of the artist’s large-scale sculptures in fabric. The title, Velo Revelo, pairs the Spanish for a “veil” and the verb “reveal.” Pia Camil lives and works in Mexico City, and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Slade School of Fine Art in London.


When we made the decision to temporarily close our galleries and offices to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, we did so anticipating a brief disruption in all of our lives. It would have been hard to imagine the pace of change and the seriousness of the crisis that the ensuing days have brought.

Above all, our central concern is to do our part to help battle this horrible pandemic. As Governor Baker has mandated, our doors remain closed for now. On behalf of the entire Clark staff, I extend our sincerest wishes for your good health and our hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the Clark later this spring. In this moment of crisis, we urge you to prioritize your own well-being above all else. Our team is well, and we are doing all that we can to ensure that they have every resource to help them to remain so.

These are incredibly difficult days for all museums, including the Clark, and we are all confronting the same heartbreaking considerations regarding our programs, our budgets, and our employees. By nature, cultural organizations look to serve our communities and to act as a platform through which art, music, dance, and theater can enrich and enlighten peoples’ lives. To be suddenly thrown into such uncharted waters is unsettling, but to recognize that there is no particular path forward for helping the cultural community to regroup and revitalize after the immediate public health crisis subsides is frightening. Please consider writing to your legislators to let them know that support for the arts must be included as a pillar in the national effort to return to normalcy.

Many dates are inevitably being changed as we rethink our summer season and we will update you on our plans as soon as we feel more certain as to when we will be able to reopen the galleries. In the meantime, remember that our grounds are always open, with abundant fresh air and plenty of room to spread out. A walk on our trails may be the perfect antidote to too many days spent indoors.

For now, stay well, stay connected, and please know that we miss you and hope to see you in our galleries again soon.

Olivier Meslay
Hardymon Director
John Singer Sargent, Lady in a Blue Veil, 1890. Private Collection. Photography courtesy of the owner.

Connect with the Clark!

While our public programs are temporarily suspended, our Research and Academic Program is providing new access to some of the lectures that former Clark Fellows have presented here in recent years.  Honoring RAP's tradition of Tuesday afternoon lectures, we present the first of these programs here, featuring Clark Fellow Susan Sidlauskas' talk on "John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint." Check back weekly for more from RAP in the Archives.


Although our galleries are closed, there are lots of ways to connect with the Clark during these unprecedented times. Check out our new The Clark Connects page -- full of new projects to explore and enjoy at home. 

Don't forget to visit our social media platforms on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter – active communities uniting in inspiration, diversion, education, and contemplation. We are posting and sharing a variety of content daily and, will soon launch a network of online programs, virtual talks, and a number of home-based artmaking activities to provide new ways to connect. Check back for details!