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Clark Art First Free Sunday
08:11AM / Friday, March 04, 2022
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's First Sunday Free program continues on Sunday, March 6, offering free admission to the galleries and special exhibitions from 10 am–5 pm, along with a series of special activities. 
 
March's theme is "Whatever the Weather," placing a special emphasis on the environment to celebrate the arrival of spring and the promise of warmer weather.
 
As a part of the Clark's special programs offered from 1–4 pm, create art inspired by the natural environment. Participants can use their imagination while they view John Constable's cloud studies in the Manton Gallery of British Art, enjoy the mystical sounds of a wind instrument in the Museum Pavilion, and more.
 
Visitors can also see the Clark's new exhibition, "As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War." Examining the role artists played in documenting the events and experiences of war, both before and after photography, As They Saw It showcases a diverse selection from the Clark's holdings: both pro- and anti-Napoleonic imagery (including Francisco de Goya's The Disasters of War); Civil War photographs and wood engravings; and multiple perspectives on World War I. Also featured are images of Black Americans in military service, whose contributions have often been underrepresented in the historical record.
 
Additionally, the Clark's full permanent collection is on view, featuring a rich array of works by artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas.
 
The Clark's grounds, which are always open free of charge, provide miles of walking trails in a setting of profound natural beauty traversing meadows and woodlands.
 
"As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War" is organized by the Clark Art Institute and curated by Anne Leonard, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; the exhibition will be on view March 5–May 30, 2022. Veterans, active-duty military members, and their families receive free admission to the Clark through May 30.
 
While admission to the galleries is free to all visitors on March 6, advance registration is strongly recommended. All visitors age 5 and up must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at entry and must wear facemasks indoors. Visit clarkart.edu to register and for details on current health and safety protocols.
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