The Clark Art Institute

On a picture perfect day my girlfriends and I set out into the Berkshires to visit The Clark [225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267].

the clarkStudents and children under 18 are free, others pay a hefty $20 admission price – however the beauty of this museum is worth it for an art lover. From the outside it looked small, but don’t you judge a book by its cover. After marveling at the pond blanketed with lotus flowers we made our way inside.

the clark 1On our visit there was a temporary Van Gogh and Nature exhibition.

the clark 2We walked through the rooms which took us year by year, city by city, through the life of the famous artist. It was absolutely amazing to see the growth of his style and change in his frame of mind. We learned so much about an artist we all loved, and saw so many new fantastic pieces that we will not soon forget. I would expect other great exhibition choices in the future by The Clark. Next, we were on to the permanent collection. You would never guess from the outside how much art is packed into this museum. You could easily spend an entire day here oogling at the European and American artworks ranging from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. I especially loved the Monet’s and this particular onion still life.

the clark 3 the clark 4If you are feeling like you need some air in between rooms, sit out by the reflection pool and clear your mind.

the clark 5Later you can walk up the hill or take the shuttle to view more art! You will undoubtedly get your fill of culture at The Clark.

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