Clark Collection Highlights to be Shown at Stone Hill
As the final phase of the campus expansion program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute moves towards completion, the Clark is temporarily relocating selections from its permanent collection to galleries in the Stone Hill Center.
“We’ve reached the most complex — and exciting — part of our expansion,” said Michael Conforti, director of the Clark. “The Clark will focus its attention on the galleries of our Stone Hill Center to provide visitors with the continued opportunity of enjoying many of the works in our collection. While these spaces provide a smaller setting, our curatorial team has risen to the challenge of creating intimate shows that we hope will provide a fresh perspective on some of the most beloved works in our collection.”
The Clark will also be continuing an active series of public events and programming throughout the fall, including broadcast presentations of ‘The Met: Live in HD’ and London’s ‘National Theatre Live,’ as well
as a wide array of lectures, scholarly programs, films, live concerts, and family programs. The Clark’s library reopens on September 3, following the installation of a new fire suppression system.
All areas of the library, as well as the Clark’s auditorium, remain accessible and operational throughout this phase of the construction project.
The Institute’s galleries will be closed to the public through September 20, as the transition to Stone Hill Center is accomplished. Three installations will open at Stone Hill Center on September 21. Each draws on masterpieces from across the collection.
The Clark library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, beginning September 3. Stone Hill Center galleries will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 to 5; admission is free.
Food service offerings at the Clark will also be adjusted; detailed information regarding dining options is available at clarkart.edu/visit.
The Museum Shop remains open, as does EXTRA!, the
Clark’s satellite store on Spring Street in Williamstown, Mass. Further details regarding future plans for retail operations will be announced later this autumn.
Parking for Stone Hill Center is readily accessible.
Parking for the library and for auditorium activities is available on the Clark’s campus, with additional parking available on South Street.