El Anatsui  Installation [Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY]


Clark Art Institute Education Programs
The Clark’s mission is to advance and extend the public understanding of art, making this a very special place for adults, children, educators, and scholars. The goal of all of our programs is to help people realize that engaging with art can enhance their lives.

For full details on our Education programs click here.


Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen
The collection of the Clark features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, and John Singer Sargent. Based on the founding gift from Sterling and Francine Clark, the collection has expanded over the years through numerous acquisitions as well as significant gifts and bequests, including the gift of the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Collection of British Art and the gift of paintings by George Inness by Frank and Katherine Martucci.



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Multimedia Guide

Try our multimedia guide—a new way to connect with art!

Multimedia guides are available at admissions for $5 ($3 members). Or, download the Clark's mobile app onto your smartphone using iTunes or Google Play™. For iPads, click here to download the free ClarkArt Mobile for iPad app.

Manton Study Center for Works on Paper

The study center is open by appointment during regular museum hours. For an appointment, please call 413 458 0560 or complete this form.

The Clark's collection of more than six thousand prints, drawings, and photographs spans the history of the graphic arts from the fifteenth century through the early twentieth century. The collection includes significant concentrations of work by Albrecht Dürer, Claude Lorraine, John Constable, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and Winslow Homer. The Clark's small but important group of pastels by Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt, and Jean-François Millet are also housed in the department.
In 1998 the Clark began a major initiative to establish a core collection of European and American photography from the 1840s through the 1910s. The collection now numbers more than one thousand works, including important photographs by Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Francis Frith, Gustave Le Gray, Nadar, William Henry Fox Talbot, Alfred Stieglitz, Linneaus Tripe, and Carleton Watkins.