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Member Overnight Trip: The Clark and MASS MoCA

March 5 - March 6

Members Only! Join us for an exclusive trip to Berkshire County in the company of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Senior Vice President for Curatorial Affairs, Nicholas Bell. Together we will experience the remarkable art collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (The Clark) and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Our group will experience two days of exclusive guided tours, with time on our own to explore both institutions.

In preparation for Mystic Seaport Museum’s exciting fall 2019 exhibition of selected watercolor master works by J.M.W. Turner, participants will experience a special guided tour of the Clark’s extraordinary exhibit, Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape, featuring more than 50 landscapes by artists Turner and John Constable. Following the tour, participants will explore the galleries on their own or wander through the museum’s stunning grounds. Next we will travel to our elegant accommodations at the Orchards Hotel with scenic views of the Berkshire Mountains. That evening, members are invited to enjoy a special farm-to-table dinner at the Orchards Hotel’s acclaimed Gala restaurant in the company of the Nicholas Bell and Museum staff.

The following day, participants will enjoy a guided tour at MASS MoCA, one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States. The museum’s vast galleries and stunning indoor and outdoor performing art venues feature all forms of art including music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and more.

Please see the itinerary below for more details:

Day One: Tuesday, March 5
8:30 a.m. – Bus departs from the Mystic Seaport Museum North Parking Lot (snacks provided)
Noon – Arrival at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute – lunch on own
1:30 p.m. – Guided Tour
2:30-4 p.m. – Time on own to explore the Clark
4:30 p.m. – Check-In Orchards Hotel
5:15 p.m – Cocktails, Orchards Hotel
6 p.m. – Dinner at Gala Restaurant, Orchards Hotel

Day Two: Wednesday, March 6
8:30 a.m. – Full American Breakfast, Orchards Hotel
10 a.m. – Check-out
10:30 a.m. – Guided tour MASS MoCA
11:30-2 p.m. – Lunch and time on own to explore MASS MoCA
2 p.m. – Departure for Mystic Seaport Museum (E.T.A. 5:30 p.m.)