Visit a museum for free this summer! With your library card, you can borrow passes to the Clark Art Institute, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, Olana State Historic Site, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, the Columbia County Historical Society, MASS MoCA, Shaker Museum: Mount Lebanon, Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The museum pass program is made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. For more details, click here.
If you are planning a day trip to Williamstown, Massachusetts, stop by the Hudson Area Library to get a free pass for two adults to the Clark (children and students are always free)! Williamstown is about an hour and a half drive from Hudson.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute features European and American art in a lovely rural setting. The campus offers hiking trails with paths, picnic tables and benches to relax and enjoy views of Williamstown, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Taconic Range.
The Clark’s permanent collection includes works by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Gustav Klimt and J.M.W. Turner. In addition to the permanent collection, there are currently two special exhibitions and a special presentation of photographs:
Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China
June 16-October 21, 2012
Through Shen-Kan: Sterling Clark in China
June 16-September 16, 2012
Then & Now: Photographs of Northern China
June16-September 16, 2012
The pass can be checked out for a one day loan period. Unless other arrangements are made with the library director, the pass can be returned the evening the day of the trip, put in the drop box or returned at the library’s opening following the day of use. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the library at 828-1792.