Free Family Day at the Clark
In the spirit of the major construction activity under way at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as it enters the final phase of its expansion project, the Institute will hold a free construction-themed Family Day on Sunday, October 27 from 12–4 pm.
Children of all ages will delight in the activities planned for the day, including a ’Great Big Cardboard Building Challenge,’ in which kids of all ages can create large-scale buildings using sturdy cardboard; Tonka Truck play area, complete with all kinds of toy construction vehicles and large piles of wood chips, gravel, and dirt to spark building and excavation ideas; Smaller-scale cardboard building projects in Hunter Studio at Stone Hill Center; Sketching gallery artwork on cardboard at Stone Hill Center; A playful cardboard rendition of a famous painting, created by local artist Andrew Davis; Trail walks up Stone Hill, culminating in hayrides, jack-o’-lantern carving, free cider, and enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the expansion project Food will be available for purchase from local vendor Amanda’s on Wheels. “We’re so excited to connect art and building for Family Day,” said Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, head of education programs at the Clark. “This gives us a chance not only to highlight our expansion project in a fun way, but also to think about art from a different angle.” Visitors are encouraged to park in the event parking area and take a shuttle to Stone Hill Center.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.