Register Now: A Tour of the Original Clark Building

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Register Now: A Tour of the Original Clark Building

This Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m., the WHM will present “Down Memory Lane: Looking Back at the Early Years of the Clark Art Institute,” a tour of the original Clark building by Jock Brooks.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opened to the public in 1955 and delighted the few museum goers who visited it back then. What was it like to view this new museum and experience its ambiance and art in the 1960s and ‘70s? Walk with us through those early years, recreated by Jock Brooks, former Associate Director, who came to the institute in 1968 from the National Gallery of Art, and his wife Jytte, who served as a docent for over 25 years. We will re-experience the Clark’s original physical layout, a taste of its collection of art acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, and remember some of its modest public activities as we walk back the years.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required and masks must be worn. The tour is free, but the Clark’s admission fee is necessary. Those without a membership will have admission covered as needed.

To register, please contact Patrick Quinn via email or by calling 413-458-6141. Registration is required and space is limited, but a second session will be offered if there is demand, date TBD.

Find more information about upcoming events on page 7 of our latest newsletter!