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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Entered from a large handicapped parking lot, as it was raining and that was closest to an entrance. (We do have a handicapped placard.) I believe that was called the library entrance. Person at..... more
Entered from a large handicapped parking lot, as it was raining and that was closest to an entrance. (We do have a handicapped placard.) I believe that was called the library entrance. Person at..... more »
I spent most of my time out on the beautiful trails and grounds, then bought a delicious fresh lunch att he cafe and ate it in the comfortable Adirondack chairs by the reflecting pools. Wonderful...
I spent most of my time out on the beautiful trails and grounds, then bought a delicious fresh lunch att he cafe and ate it in the comfortable Adirondack chairs by the reflecting pools. Wonderful... 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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