The Study Center is open by appointment, free of charge. A bank of north-facing windows fills the room with controlled natural light, and built-in easels support the display of approximately twenty artworks at once. The space offers ample seating around two large tables and accommodates visitors who use mobility equipment. Outlets are accessible for those with laptops or tablets, and visitors are welcome to sketch or take notes in pencil. There is also AV capability.
Public programs, including collections highlights talks and open hours, are offered seasonally.

Please check the events calendar for opportunities to explore the collections without an appointment.

During Your Appointment

A member of the Clark’s staff will be available to monitor and handle the artworks during your appointment.
When visiting the Study Center, please observe the following guidelines:
  • Food and beverages are not permitted. For your convenience, personal items such as gum, cough drops, backpacks/bags, and coats may be stored on the coatracks and shelves located in the hallway.
  • Take notes or sketch using graphite pencils or laptops/tablets only.
  • Photography without a flash and for study purposes only is permitted.

Electronic resources for research in art history and related fields are available using the Clark’s Wi-Fi network (“Clark Guest”). Many subscription-based scholarly databases and websites can only be accessed from the Clark’s campus. Members of the public are welcome to use the Clark library Monday–Friday, 9 am–5pm.

Collections Catalog



Open by appointment

Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm
Closed weekends & holidays

To arrange an appointment or for more information, please call 413 458 0560 or complete this form.

Individuals, classes, and groups of fewer than 24 people are welcome.


Prints, drawings, and photographs are displayed on a rotating basis throughout the year. The Study Center is adjacent to the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery for Works on Paper, where selections are often presented in special exhibitions. Explore the calendar here. The Manton Gallery for British Art, also situated in the Manton Research Center, regularly features works on paper. Pastels are on view in a dedicated gallery in the Museum Building.