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.
The Clark Art Institute reviews
We'd been wanting to visit The Clark for a few years, but never made the time to get all the way out there (we live in Boston) until the pandemic curtailed our usual travel plans. The archtecture of..... more »
Don't miss this place! Perfect during pandemic times as they monitor and clean regularly. Number of guests are limited and you can easily socially distance. more »
Renoir show was incredible and well researched by the tour guide. I loved that the museum had so much lovely outdoor space including hiking trails through woods and pastures. The patio and reflecting pools provide a stunning spot for a rest between exhibits.
This is arguably the greatest medium-sized museum in the world. It would be worth visiting for the Bouguereau masterpiece "Nymphs and Satyr" all by itself. Its family days were also wonderful outings when I lived in the area with young children.
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