Home to a large collection of Fresh Impressionist paintings, The Clark Art Institute is especially noted for housing over 30 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Established by prominent art collectors Robert Sterling and Francine Clark to house their vast private collection of European works, the museum now serves as both a gallery and a research center, offering numerous public lectures throughout the year. In addition to masterpieces by some of the biggest names of Impressionism, the museum also features paintings by great American artists including Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt. Pick up a multimedia guide at the admissions desk, or download the museum's free mobile app to help you find your way around this vast collection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Clark Art Institute by using our Williamstown planning site.
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Took advantage of free admission month of Jan. 2022. Easily got my timed tickets on line in advance of trip. Great Covid protocols, with mandatory masking and limited capacity. We explored entire...
Took advantage of free admission month of Jan. 2022. Easily got my timed tickets on line in advance of trip. Great Covid protocols, with mandatory masking and limited capacity. We explored entire... more »
It has been a few years since we visited The Clark. The French Printmaking and 20th Century Japanese Print exhibitions were interesting, intelligent and beautiful. The updated exhibition spaces in..... more
It has been a few years since we visited The Clark. The French Printmaking and 20th Century Japanese Print exhibitions were interesting, intelligent and beautiful. The updated exhibition spaces in..... more »
A gem of an art museum hidden away in the Northern Berkshires. Lovely, wide ranging collection, leaning heavily toward paintings (Renoir, Pissaro), but also sculpture (Remington), drawings on paper, silver (teapots, tureens). The docents are friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit!
They have a great collection, particularly of impressionist painters. You can spend about 2 hours walking through the exhibits. There's also ample alseatong thought-out the gallery to rest or just immerse yourself in the art. The grounds are also great to walk around, particularly in the warmer weather.
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