The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

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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  • Spent three hours there, the collection is fabulous. Had a quick lunch and was impressed by the quality of the food though the variety is limited. The grounds are spectacular and would love to visit.....  more »
  • This is one of the best art museums in North America. An outstanding collection displayed interestingly and accessibly. The facilities are very appealing. Staff members are accommodating and...  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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