In 1950 the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute was established to house its namesakes' extensive art collection.
Today the collection features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early 20th-century, and is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Homer, Inness, and Sargent.
A 42,600-square-foot addition, designed by architect Tadao Ando, includes more than 11,000 square feet of gallery space for special exhibitions and a glass Pavilion that creates a new entrance to the original Museum Building. The Clark sits on 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails.
Some thirty figure drawings by leading nineteenth-century French artists
Artistic vision bends natural forms to new uses
This Norwegian painter deftly wove tradition and innovation into his artistic production.
Free-standing figures and reliefs of animals and the human-animal relationship
Newly commissioned site-responsive installations by six contemporary artists