Pooches at the Clark

Walking the Dogs

By: - Mar 18, 2024

On Friday, April 19, the Clark Art Institute offers free activities as part of its April School Vacation Week programming. At 10 am, the Clark hosts Earth Walk with Dogs, offering three walks through its trails, ranging in difficulty. From 11 am–1 pm, the Clark presents a pop-up display of dogs and nature-themed works on paper in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, located in the Manton Research Center.

Earth Walk with Dogs: April 19, 10 am

Celebrate nature by going on a walk with dogs from Berkshire Humane Society. Three walks through the Clark’s trails are offered, ranging in difficulty. The first, Stroll to Crystal, is a leisurely mile-long walk that follows the Nan Path and Pasture Trail to Thomas Schütte’s Crystal, with a return via the Meadow Walk. The second, Stone Bench Trek, is a moderate, one-and-a-half-mile hike that follows Stone Hill Road Trail, Gate Walk, and Stone Bench Trail, and concludes with a scenic stroll down Meadow Walk. The third walk, Woodland Challenge Loop, is a two-and-a-quarter-mile journey navigating Howard Path, Carl Reidel Trail, Hopkins-Gale Trail, and Woodland Trail, concluding with a walk along the Nan Path.?

Advance registration encouraged; capacity is limited. Presented in collaboration with the Berkshire Humane Society.

Print Room Pop-Up: Dogs and Nature: April 19, 11 am–1 pm

Inspired by the morning’s Earth Walk with Dogs, enjoy a special display of works on paper in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper showcasing landscapes and nature scenes, as well as the timelessness of dogs as an artistic subject throughout the centuries.

All April School Vacation Week activities are free. Admission is always free for students of all ages (with a valid student ID) and anyone age 21 and under. For more information, visit