Clark Art Institute

Clark Art Institute

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as the Clark, is one of a few institutions globally that functions as an art museum and a distinguished academic research center for higher education. Their permanent collection features masterpieces of European and American paintings, sculpture, sketches, and various decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early-twentieth century.

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Clark Art Institute

Established in conjunction with Williams College, the Clark Art Institute is comprised of an extensive museum, art history library, and research center dedicated to the display, research, and discussion related to the nature of art and art history. The Clark is one of a handful of institutions globally that combines a public art museum with research and academic programs. 

 Located in Williamstown, a rural corner of Western Massachusetts, the Clark occupies 140 acres of profound natural beauty. The gallery windows afford views of woods and farmland, with walking trails leading to a number of long-term artworks and installations throughout the pastoral lawn and meadows of the property. The Clark's mission and landscape define essential aspects of its character and identity – to provide an enriching experience for lovers of art and nature, curators, scholars, students, and any visitor from near and far with the curiosity to explore the vitality of art. The Clark is further revered for its stunning architectural design by Tadao Ando, blending modern construction and traditional architecture while emphasizing the natural beauty of its idyllic setting. 

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