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The Clark Art Institute

225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2878
+1 413-458-2303
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Great exhibition

We spent three hours and might stay there for another three. Great art museum. Building design... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tavribruk
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Brooklyn, New York
Such a treat for art lovers

It was our second visit after a very long break, so we have not seen the new wing yet. I found it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Noraatc
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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and especially Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with more than thirty paintings by the artist. The collection is also rich in American paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, George Inness, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt; Italian and Northern Renaissance masterpieces; portraits and landscapes by European masters; and an extraordinary collection of silver, porcelain, and furniture. An active program of special exhibitions brings great works of art from around the world to the museum. Designed by renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, the recently opened Clark Center is the centerpiece of the Clark's campus. The center includes special exhibition galleries as well as retail and dining spaces. It overlooks a dramatic three-tiered reflecting pool, integrating indoor and outdoor spaces and creating a stunning visual connection to the woodland surroundings and other buildings located on the campus. This sweeping new landscape design transforms the Clark's 140-acre campus and underscores new sustainability initiatives. In 1950 the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute was founded as a permanent home for the private art collection of Sterling and Francine Clark. In 1955 Sterling-who was an avid horseman with strong family ties to Williamstown and Cooperstown, New York-and his wife Francine presided at the official opening of the museum, sharing their magnificent yet little-known collection with the world for the first time. Since the founding, the museum has gained international stature for the quality of its collection, innovative special exhibitions, and Research and Academic Program.
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225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2878
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent three hours and might stay there for another three. Great art museum. Building design also impressive.

Thank Tavribruk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was our second visit after a very long break, so we have not seen the new wing yet. I found it wonderful, full of light, modern and minimalistic - there is no redundancy in the design letting the beauty of the collection to stand...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything in this place is enjoyable: The art, the building, the fields, and the food. We have a great time with Susan as our tour guide. Take time to enjoy the art but don't miss the outdoors. The walk throught the woods is totally worthy....More

Thank Emilsen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were overwhelmed with the breadth of the collection. The French Impressionist group were amazing.

Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was blown away with the quality and mix of American and European art. A must do when in Williamstown.

Thank ml1682
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Clark a few ago when it was in the might of its renovation, and is the new Clark ever spectacular and worth the visit. It is an unexpectural architectural jewel, nestled in and amongst a rolling bovine filled landscape. The sharpe modern...More

Thank darrengarnier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the Clark seemed thoughtful, right down to the "help yourself" ice water station in the museum cafe. The Clark is a fairly focused Art Museum, with most of their collection ranging from Early Impressionism and ideas feeding into Impressionism through Post Impressionist atmospheric...More

Thank reginav314159
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guide for part of the time and then wandered around on our own - beautifully laid out and plenty of space to stand back and appreciate the contents. The seating for relaxing round the infinity pool was well used.

Thank carol p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to much to do in the Berks during September, but visit a few museums. So visit museums we did. The Clark Art Institute is a must see. I strongly recommend the audio tour, as it adds so much to the tour. My best advice...More

Thank monty s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpected collection in this small town! Well laid out and loaded with beautiful art. Worth a visit.

Thank Timwsalles
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Jelmckinion
24 August 2017|
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Response from Sara S | Reviewed this property |
The Berkshires in general is pretty casual. I'm sure you can wear anything--jeans are OK, and no one really dresses up. You might want to dress a bit more nicely but there will be people there who dress down.
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Diane P
24 March 2017|
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Response from Sally M | Property representative |
The Clark is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the time you are planning to visit. Admission is $20 per person. I'm not sure where you read that admission is free on Friday - that is not the case. We do... More
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Lois B
11 July 2016|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
It's free to the public on Fridays through the summer season. Otherwise, it's $20 on the other days for adults. Sorry, I don't have any recommendations on hotels since it was a day trip travel.
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