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Williamstown, MA 01267 United States

The Clark Art Institute is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts.

The Clark houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

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October 2018

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Fall Fest at the Clark!

Thu, October 4th, 2018
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Join Ephs at the Clark at the Lunder Center (glass building at the top of Stone Hill) for an afternoon of fall activities and acapella! We’ll have apple cider donuts and good vibes. Also, it’s your last chance to see Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye. Bring your friends!

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Lecture, Herbert L. Kessler: The Meaning of Medieval Windows

Wed, October 24th, 2018
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WED at 5:30 pm -- (1/2) A medievalist whose expertise ranges from Byzantium to Western Europe, Kessler is the author or editor of over 20 books and 200 articles on aspects of Medieval art ranging from frescoes and mosaics to illustrated manuscripts and ivories.

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The first of two CROGHAN LECTURES 2018

Wed, October 24th, 2018
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Herbert L. Kessler, Croghan Bicentennial Visiting Professor in Biblical and Early Christian Studies & Visiting Professor of Art "Consider the glass, it will teach you": The Meaning of Medieval Windows - Clark Art Institutue, Conforti Pavilion

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Lecture, Herbert L. Kessler: Beauty as Prelapsarian Experience

Thu, October 25th, 2018
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THURS at 5:30 pm -- (2/2) A medievalist whose expertise ranges from Byzantium to Western Europe, Kessler is the author or editor of over 20 books and 200 articles on aspects of Medieval art ranging from frescoes and mosaics to illustrated manuscripts and ivories.

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The second CROGHAN LECTURES 2018

Thu, October 25th, 2018
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Herbert L. Kessler, Croghan Bicentennial Visiting Professor in Biblical and Early Christian Studies & Visiting Professor of Art "Consider the glass which is similar to you": Beauty as Prelapsarian Experience
Location: The Clark Art Institute, Conforti Pavilion

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Call for Performers

Sun, October 28th, 2018
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On October 28, 100 people will gather at the Clark to create a massive wave of sound, and you can join us. Participation is open to all. Performance: Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ 1PM Location: The Clark: Fernández Terrace 225 South Street Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267 DESCRIPTION: The Williams Percussion Ensemble is seeking creative and adventurous people to join us in…

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November 2018

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College Day at the Clark!

Thu, November 1st, 2018
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Want to know more about what it's like to work at a museum? Join young professionals to learn about pursuing a career in the arts after graduation. Hear from a variety of fields in the museum world, ranging from curatorial to communications to membership.

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January 2019

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I/O Festival 2019 - Family Concert

I/O Festival 2019 - Family Concert

Sun, January 13th, 2019
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Family Concert I/Out Loud: ALL EARS A special one-hour family concert featuring performances by musicians from Williams College. Kids can explore new sounds, discover new rhythms, and make some noise of their own. Presented by I/O Fest, Ephs Out Loud, and the Williams College Department of Music https://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/1346-43567 I/O   COMPLETE SLATE OF I/O FEST EVENTS THURSDAY, JAN 10, 7:30…

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I/O Festival 2019 - Out of the Box

I/O Festival 2019 - Out of the Box

Sun, January 13th, 2019
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OUT OF THE BOX: Sequential Featuring the Axxea Quartet and the Williams Percussion Ensemble. Music for string quartet, percussion, and electronics by Tristan Perich. https://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/1347-43568   COMPLETE SLATE OF I/O FEST EVENTS THURSDAY, JAN 10, 7:30 PM, ’62 Center BEARTHOVEN: American Dream New music for piano, bass, and percussion Sarah Hennies: Spectral Malsconcities (U.S. Premiere) Scott Wollschleger: American Dream ***Reception…

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Cancelled - Whitney Hubbs: Gender, Gaze, and the Photographic Canon - Cancelled

Cancelled - Whitney Hubbs: Gender, Gaze, and the Photographic Canon - Cancelled

Thu, January 31st, 2019
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As part of Claiming Williams Day, photographer Whitney Hubbs presents a free lecture and conversation on gender, the history of photography, and the landscape of the body and spectatorship.

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May 2019

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Alternative Art Histories: Future Directions in U.S. Latinx Art–Conference keynote lecture

Alternative Art Histories: Future Directions in U.S. Latinx Art–Conference keynote lecture

Fri, May 3rd, 2019
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Alternative Art Histories is a two-day symposium focused on U.S. Latinx art and art history. Keynote lecture by Laura E. Pérez, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of Latinx Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Alternative Art Histories: Future Directions in U.S. Latinx Art

Alternative Art Histories: Future Directions in U.S. Latinx Art

Sat, May 4th, 2019
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Alternative Art Histories is a two-day symposium focused on U.S. Latinx art and art history. The symposium will bring together leading museum curators, museum directors, and art historians to discuss the aesthetic contribution of U.S. Latinx arts and how we might (re)imagine art history as a more aesthetically expansive, culturally relevant, and socially inclusive field. The distinguished panel of speakers have…

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Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture on History and Conservation of 19th C. Globes

Judith M. Lenett Memorial Lecture on History and Conservation of 19th C. Globes

Tue, May 14th, 2019
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Nora Rosengarten, Williams MA '19, discusses two early 19th C. globes, the subject of her yearlong conservation fellowship at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center.

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24th Annual Graduate Art History Symposium

24th Annual Graduate Art History Symposium

Fri, May 31st, 2019
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The Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art Class of 2019 presents scholarly papers in its annual symposium. This keystone academic event is free and open to the public. FRIDAY MAY 31, 2019 9:00 am-5:00 pm Clark Art Institute Manton Auditorium

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November 2019

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5th Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference Nov. 16

5th Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference Nov. 16

Sat, November 16th, 2019
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Fifth Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference: Presentations, Exhibitors & Lunch. At the Clark Art Institute. Tickets & Info online. Gen Admission $25; Wms Students free thru CES; details below.

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January 2020

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I/O Festival 2020 - I/Out Loud - Family Event

I/O Festival 2020 - I/Out Loud - Family Event

Sun, January 19th, 2020
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The I/O FEST 2020 presents 4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now. This concert is presented in the Conforti Pavilion of the The Clark Art Institute (225 South Street in Williamstown). A special one-hour family concert featuring performances by musicians from Williams College.  Kids can explore a world of new sounds, discover fresh rhythms, and make some noise…

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I/O Festival 2020 - I/O Ensemble at the Clark

I/O Festival 2020 - I/O Ensemble at the Clark

Sun, January 19th, 2020
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The I/O FEST 2020 presents 4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now. I/O Ensemble performs music for instruments and voices in the Conforti Pavilion of the The Clark Art Institute (225 South Street in Williamstown). Featuring Julius Eastman’s The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc for ten cellos, Caroline Mallonée’s Songs of Crystal for chorus, and Casey Anderson’s snow for…

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May 2020

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Virtual Performance - Williams Percussion Ensemble

Virtual Performance - Williams Percussion Ensemble

Fri, May 15th, 2020
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In a Sound Place is a program that grew out of our desire to connect and to collaborate musically despite our isolation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With each member of the ensemble isolated in their home location, we have found new ways to come together and create. The works on this program are the result of our…

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