Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

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225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267 225 South St, Williamstown Directions
+14134589545
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Nice range of art work.
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Chinese exhibit is unbelievable
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Love the interactive exhibit. It was great to see a christian piece, next to a romantic, next to an impressionist! Wish I had known that the gallery was under renovation though.
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Can't wait for the new addition.
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One portion of the museum was closed so I was glad we had a Groupon admission as I would have felt short-changed if I had paid full price.
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Very good show.
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we enjoyed a lovely afternoon at The Clark. The Unearthed exhibit was impressive and we look forward to future exhibits.
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A really special museum. Driving there in the fall is a treat of colors.
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Lovely, interesting place, friendly people.
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It was a bit smaller than i expected, but the collection itself was amazing. They are re-vamping and adding new buildings so it can only get better. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Fabulous gift shop and cafe.
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Arriving in Paris after leading a scientific expedition through northern China, Sterling Clark was just another Boxer Rebellion veteran and Yale-educated engineer looking for something to do with the inheritance of his magnate grandfather, Robert Clark, who was an heir to the Singer sewing-machine fortune. Like the countless men who found themselves in the same position, Sterling did the only thing left to do at that point of his adventurous life: invest in art.

Sterling and his wife Francine both displayed a discriminating eye for art in their first year of collecting, almost immediately acquiring a piece by the sought-after painter Hyacinthe Rigaud, who was famous for his portraiture of 17th-century European nobility and drawing the most realistic-looking stick people. The Clarks' tastes evolved over time, and their collection ballooned to include more than 30 paintings by Renoir and dozens of works by other impressionist artists.

In 1955, a year before Sterling passed away, he and Francine founded their art institute, where the museum's curators presently stay true to the couple's artistic interests. French impressionism still forms the crux of the collection, but the museum's scope is ever expanding and nowadays includes works of early photographers and American painters and a rotating schedule of well-curated special exhibitions.

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