Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

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Home to a large collection of Fresh Impressionist paintings, 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 Clark Art Institute by using our Williamstown planning site .
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  • The Clark has one of the finest collections of art I have ever visited. Any city would be proud to have this museum as its main one, and you are in small town New England. Their collection of French I...  more »
  • The serene and beautifully designed Ando Museum is perfectly married to both the landscape and the art it houses. Not overwhelming either, the understated, elegant building plays up the art, while mai...  more »
  • This is a wonderful small museum which we enjoyed immensely. There are well known artists and they have special showings as well. We would love to return on our next visit. We went the first time beca...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum located in an amazingly beautiful setting, the Picasso exhibit is superb !! The Clark has a great permanent collection of French Impressionism, and American masters like Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, to name two. What a great way to spend a summer day, in a fantastic museum located in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires !! 👍👍👍👍👍
  • We had a great time. We attended a lecture by the curator of the Picasso exhibit on his printing. The Clark is an amazing place, beautiful building, beautiful grounds and a superb collection. We very eager to see the Picasso exhibit!
  • Exquisite collection of world renowned art. The juxtaposition of the original building with the modem addition is remarkable. The temporary Picasso exhibit paces you thru the artist's life.
  • I loved this museum so much. The staff is friendly and the museum it's self is a modern beauty. Right down the road is a little strip of shops perfect for lunch.
  • An incredible art institution with plenty of nature hikes in between exhibits/buildings. Don't miss the Crystal!

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