Clark Art Institute Free May 2

First Sundays Free Program

By: - Apr 14, 2021

The Clark Art Institute’s popular First SundayFree program continues on Sunday, May 2Admission to the galleries is free to all visitors for the entire day, but advance registration is necessary.  


Visitors are invited to explore the Clark, indoors and outdoors. See the Clark’s first outdoor exhibition, Ground/work, consisting of site-responsive installations by six international artists: Kelly Akashi, Nairy Baghramian, Jennie C. Jones, Eva LeWitt, Analia Saban, and Haegue Yang. Enjoy an outdoor, socially distanced talk about three installations—Nairy Baghramian’s Knee and Elbow, Eva Lewitt’s Resin Towers, and Kelly Akashi’s A Device to See the World Twice—at 11 am. Space on these walks is limited. Pre-registration and face coverings are required for all participants. Visit for more information and to register.

Indoors, take advantage of one of the last opportunities to see the exhibition A Change in the Light: The Cliché-verre in Nineteenth-Century France, on view through May 16 in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery. The exhibition features forty-four prints by five French artists and highlights the practice of cliché-verre, a hybrid process developed in the mid-nineteenth century, combining drawing and printmaking with the new medium of photography.  


In addition, visitors can explore the year-long installation Erin Shirreff: Remainders, on view in the Clark’s Manton Research Center and in the lower level of the Clark Center.  


Visitors can take advantage of special materials available at the Clark’s admissions desk to enhance their visit to the Clark’s galleries, including special Looking Closely cards that provide a variety of activities to do while exploring works in the Clark’s permanent collection and complementary drawing pads for sketching.  


Free admission on May 2 is generously supported by Adams Community Bank. Visit for more information or to pre-register for timed admission tickets.  


Generous support for A Change in the Light: The Cliché-verre in Nineteenth-Century France is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel, with additional support from the Troob Family Foundation.  


Ground/work is made possible by Denise Littlefield Sobel. Major support for Ground/work is provided by Karen and Robert Scott and Paul Neely. Additional funding is generously provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art; the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor; Maureen Fennessy Bousa and Edward P. Bousa; Amy and Charlie Scharf; Elizabeth Lee; MASS MoCA; Chrystina and James Parks; Howard M. Shapiro and Shirley Brandman; Joan and Jim Hunter; James and Barbara Moltz; and a gift in honor of Marilyn and Ron Walter.