Williamstown, Mass. — September 13 — The Clark Art Institute begins its First Sundays Free series on Sunday, October 6, with a day celebrating its commitment to sustainability and the opening of Rivers and Reverence, a special community exhibition of photography presented by the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA). The exhibition will be on view in the Lunder Center’s Hunter Studio October 6 through November 17. Admission to the galleries is free all day; free Go Green! activities will be held 1–4 pm.
Go Green! activities include:
- Guided walks of the grounds that showcase the Clark’s sustainability initiatives
- Creating a piece of recycled art in a special low-waste making space in the Michael Conforti Pavilion
- Pop-up art—a temporary display of prints, drawings, and photographs exploring water imagery—in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper between 11 am and 3 pm. The display will include works by Winslow Homer, Berthe Morisot, James McNeil Whistler, Joseph Mallord William Turner, and many others.
- Rivers and Reverence, a community exhibition of photography that explores how the Hoosic River, its tributaries, and its watershed contribute to the sense of home in the Berkshires—shown in partnership with the Clark and the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA)
- Self-guided exploration of watery images in the Clark’s permanent collection
First Sundays Free continues through May 2020. Upcoming themes:
Sunday, November 3: Play
Sunday, December 1: Hands-On
Sunday, January 5: Exploration
Sunday, February 2: Improv
Sunday, March 1: Wellness
Sunday, April 5: Suffragettes
Sunday, May 3: Taste of Summer
All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the First Sundays Free program, which is generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.