Clark Art Institute

Clark Art Institute    

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Set on a 140-acre campus in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and center for research and learning in the visual arts. The Clark's …
Set on a 140-acre campus in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and center for research and learning in the visual arts. The Clark's permanent collection includes painting, sculpture, silver, glass, and other decorative arts ranging from the 1400s through the early 1900s. The Clark hosts a year-round series of special exhibitions covering a wide range of topics, genres, and artists. The Clark houses one of the nation's largest art history libraries, which is open to the public Monday through Friday. Its Research and Academic Program draws scholars, researchers, and curators from around the globe for fellowships, conferences, colloquia, and lectures.

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Oct 21, 2023
We spent a dream-like day at this beautiful place ... the architecture, amazing art, beautiful grounds, walking trails, glorious terrace, and cafe are all exceptional. We can't wait to go back. Full review by ChristineMargaret
Oct 20, 2023
Great Museum. We saw the Munch exhibit. They also have a treasure trove of other great art including a number of Renoirs I had never seen before. They have a nice little coffee/lunch area. Full review by TravelSunrise22
Aug 29, 2023
What a fantastic museum. I loved the Edvard Munch Trembling Earth exhibit they had running when I went. The other parts of the Clark’s collection are wonderful too. I love Renoir and they had many Re… Full review by travelinbluesgal
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Do members need tickets for Renoir exhibit?
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Members are admitted free to the museum, including the special exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. You will need to stop at the admissions desk and show your membership card …
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Members are admitted free to the museum, including the special exhibition Renoir: The Body, The Senses. You will need to stop at the admissions desk and show your membership card to get your admission sticker. Enjoy the exhibition - it's magnificent!
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Someone said that part of the main museum contains rooms where the Clarks actually lived. I did not see that. Is this …
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Someone said that part of the main museum contains rooms where the Clarks actually lived. I did not see that. Is this accurate?
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I have not ever seen that. There is no space set up as living quarters.
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Where is the cafe located and what are its hours?
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Nearby Williamstown has wonderful places to eat, including at the Clark. North Adams is becoming a hot destination. Read article about the Berkshires in April 13, 2018 NY Times.
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bed & breakfast nearby?
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We used air BnB to find options within about 30 min drive.
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We have tickets for a show on Saturday night at Clark. What is the dress code and what is parking like?
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Yes, 'business casual' would be fine. We were there during the day with shorts/tshirt and felt underdressed.
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What kind of equipment and resources do you offer?
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Are available in the library at no charge.
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