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Saturday, July 20, 2024

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Opening Lecture: Fragile Beauty—Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Kathleen Morris, Sylvia and Leonard Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions and curator of decorative arts, introduces Fragile Beauty: Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass. The exhibition’s twenty-eight objects […]

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Event Series Community Yoga

Community Yoga

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Take a moment to reflect and refocus in this weekly class led by certified instructor Natasha Judson of Tasha Yoga in Williamstown. Community yoga is well-suited for both experienced practitioners and newcomers. Please dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. Free. For accessibility concerns, call 413 458 0524. […]

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Foraging Walk

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Naturalist and wild edibles enthusiast Arianna Alexsandra Collins from the Hoosic River Watershed Association and Offerings for Community Building leads a foraging walk. Collins guides visitors across the Clark’s 140-acre campus in a one-hour talk, identifying wild edibles and medicinal plants found on the grounds. She discusses flora and fungi characteristics for proper identification as […]

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Guided By Glass: Weekly Drop-In Art-Making

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

In celebration of Fragile Beauty, explore the unique characteristics of glass and learn about light, color, and transparency. Drop in anytime between 1–4 pm to decorate your own fun glass object to take home, and contribute to a large-scale, collaborative mural led by emerging local artists. Free. All materials provided. Meet on the Fernández Terrace; […]

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Exhibition Tour: Kathia St. Hilaire—Invisible Empires

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

A Clark educator hosts an interactive tour of the contemporary art exhibition Kathia St. Hilaire: Invisible Empires. Through close examination and in-depth discussion, examine three artworks by St. Hilaire. Learn how the artist uses printmaking, painting, collage, and weaving to depict figurative scenes from Haitian history and Vodou religion, informed by her experience growing up […]

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A Ten Year Celebration: Reflection on Tadao Ando at the Clark

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Michael Conforti, former director of the Clark (1994–2015), commemorates the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Tadao Ando-designed Clark Center in a talk that reviews the purpose and process […]

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Sensing Nature at The Clark: From the Outside In

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Clark educators lead a slow engagement with nature and art focused on enhancing wellbeing. This new program, offered seasonally, encourages visitors to connect with the landscapes on the Clark’s campus and in the galleries. The event begins outdoors, with a short, mindful walk in the woods designed to engage the senses with the natural environment; […]

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Book Talk: A Nimble Arc—James Van Der Zee and Photography

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Emilie Boone, summer 2024 Clark Fellow and author of A Nimble Arc: James Van Der Zee and Photography, speaks with Sara Houghteling, special projects coordinator at the Clark, about the overlooked facets of Van Der Zee’s photographic legacy. In A Nimble Arc, Boone positions Van Der Zee at the intersection of art and the vernacular, […]

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Exhibition Tour: Kathia St. Hilaire—Invisible Empires

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

A Clark educator hosts an interactive tour of the contemporary art exhibition Kathia St. Hilaire: Invisible Empires. Through close examination and in-depth discussion, examine three artworks by St. Hilaire. Learn how the artist uses printmaking, painting, collage, and weaving to depict figurative scenes from Haitian history and Vodou religion, informed by her experience growing up […]

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Works on Paper Highlights Talk: Many Happy Returns!

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

2024 marks the two-hundredth birthday anniversaries of several artists in the Clark's collection, including Jean-Léon Gérôme, Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Jozef Israëls, and William Morris Hunt. In the first of this summer's Works on Paper Highlights Talks, Associate Curator Alexis Goodin highlights a selection of drawings and prints by these figures, discussing events […]

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Outdoor Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

Catherine Deneuve plays an umbrella shop owner's delicate daughter, glowing with first love for handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Told entirely through lilting songs by composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the […]

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Drawing Closer: Dog Days

The Clark Art Institute 225 South St, Williamstown, MA, United States

The Manton Study Center for Works on Paper welcomes artists of all experience and skill levels to find inspiration in thematic selections from the Clark’s collection of works on paper. August’s theme, “Dog Days,” features prints, drawings, and photographs in which artists illustrate the aesthetic and lived effects of characteristically summer weather, from high temps […]

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