April 21, 2013
A Morning at The Clark
Posted by: Silver Maple Farm
The Sterling and Francine Clark institute is a world-class fine art museum, right here in the Berkshires. Situated in quaint Williamstown, The Clark is an easy countryside drive away from the Inn at Silver Maple Farm. Open year round, admission is free from November through the first week of June, and children under 18 are always free.
Although the campus is currently undergoing significant construction and expansion, the main galleries are open with several fresh and exciting exhibits throughout the year, and the Stone Hill Center Gallery is also open.
A trip to The Clark is always exhilarating, as the permanent collection is astounding and features sculptures, metalworks, and other objets d'art, in addition to sketches, drawings, photographs, prints, and paintings. The Clark regularly exhibits paintings by American masters such as John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer. It also boasts a fine collection of nineteenth century impressionist and post-impressionist works by favorites such as Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, Pissarro, Manet,Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, and Degas.
The Clark also houses an impressive collection of fifteenth through eighteenth century Renaissance works by notable Italian, French, and Flemish painters, as well as a gifted collection of British art.
Enjoy the fine art, take a leisurely stroll along the woodland paths, and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch in a sunny spot on the 140-acre campus. Alternatively, you can head into Williamstown for lunch - the Indian restaurant Spice Root is a local favorite!