Clark Art Institute’s First Sundays

Free Admission on October 3

By: - Oct 01, 2021

The Clark Art Institute’s popular First Sundays Free program returns on Sunday, October 3. Admission to the galleries is free to all visitors for the entire day, but advance registration is strongly recommended.

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, before it closes on October 17. 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. At 2 pm, Clark educators lead a guided walk about the other three Ground/work installations—Jennie C. Jones’s These (Mournful) Shores, Analia Saban’s Teaching a Cow How to Draw, and Haegue Yang’s Migratory DMZ Birds on Asymmetric Lens. Space on these walks is limited and pre-registration is required for all participants. Visit for more information and to register.

From 1–4 pm, portable pastel kits are available at the “Observation Station,” where visitors can design their own eye-catching display dome diorama.

Indoors, take advantage of the last opportunity to see the exhibition Dürer & After, on view through October 3 in the Eugene V. Thaw Gallery. Also on view at the Clark, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, is presented through October 31 in the Michael Conforti Pavilion and in additional outdoor locations. The exhibition is the first North American museum in forty years to showcase the Lalannes’ madly inventive and irresistible world of objects. 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.

Face coverings are required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status.

First Sundays Free is generously supported by the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

Ground/work is organized by the Clark Art Institute with guest curators Molly Epstein and Abigail Ross Goodman. The exhibition 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.

Major support for Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel. Significant funding is provided by Sylvia and Leonard Marx and by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, with additional support from Jeannene Booher, Agnes Gund, and Robert D. Kraus. The exhibition catalogue has been published with the generous support of Denise Littlefield Sobel, with additional support from the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund and Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

This exhibition is organized by the Clark Art Institute and curated by Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects. Erin Shirreff’s work is courtesy of the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal.