Nov 07, 2017 Ali Hibbs
In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders’ legacy, the Clark completed its master plan for the twenty-first century. This final phase of a transformational campus expansion program adds new facilities to support the growth of museum and academic programs; enhances the visitor experience of the Clark; improves circulation throughout the campus; and creates new levels of environmental sustainability across its 140-acre grounds while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.
The following links will take you to The Clark’s current exhibits and programs:
The Clark hosts a number of family days during the year. Please check Family Events on the calendar for details.First Sunday Free: Free admission on the first Sunday of the month from October to May.
Free admission is offered through the Clark’s library pass program, which serves nearly 150 libraries in the region. Call your local library for more information.
The Clark is a member of the EBT Card to Culture program, which provides free admission for holders of Massachusetts Electronic Benefits Transfer cards. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.