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Clark Art Institute to hold ‘Start with Art’ preschool program

January 2, 2019 12:12 pm

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute invites preschool-age children and their parents or caregivers to engage with art at the Start with Art program on Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m. The free program is held on the lower level of the Clark Center. No reservations are required.

Start with Art, designed for children ages three to six, features themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. The theme of this month’s talk is food. Art projects can be messy—appropriate clothing is encouraged!

Start with Art is supported by generous funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

ABOUT THE CLARK

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, 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. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-2303.