PRESIDENTS’ DAY AT CLARK ART INSTITUTE CELEBRATES AMERICAN SILVER

February 8, 2017
 
Williamstown, Massachusetts—In celebration of the Clark Art Institute’s new Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery of American decorative arts, the Institute has a special slate of activities planned for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 20. Regular admission will be charged ($20 adults; always free for members and children under 18) but all activities are free.
 
All ages are invited to learn more about colonial silver with gallery talks at 11 am and 2 pm in the Manton Research Center. From 11 am–4 pm, join in an open studio session in the Michael Conforti Pavilion for a variety of metallic art-making activities and demonstrations by master silversmith Steve Smithers. At 12 pm and 3 pm, The Eagles Band, a brass band hailing from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, plays traditional American music. Founded in 1936, The Eagles Band is the oldest continuing performance ensemble in the Berkshires.
 
The Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery opens Sunday, February 19.

 
ABOUT THE CLARK

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 270,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
 
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
 
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