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Clark's Millet Exhibition Opens in Pittsburgh This Week

For Immediate Release

February 05, 2000

The traveling exhibition Jean-François Millet: Drawn into the Light, organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, will open at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh on February 10.

Drawn into the Light, which met with both critical and popular success during its debut at the Clark this past summer, also traveled to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam earlier this winter. The exhibition comprises some eighty paintings, pastels, watercolors, and drawings assembled from public and private collections all over the world, exploring the French artist's rich imagery of rural life as well as his innovative technique as graphic artist.

Drawn into the Light is one of three major traveling exhibitions organized by the Clark that are circulating in the year 2000. Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: Orientalism in American Culture, 1870-1930 will debut at the Clark June 11 through September 4 before traveling to the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890, will open at the National Gallery, London November 1 before traveling to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

The Clark is the only U.S. venue for Impression, hosting the exhibition of works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Morisot, Degas, and Van Gogh in the summer of 2001. Impression was organized by the Clark Art Institute in association with the National Gallery and the Van Gogh Museum.

For further information Sherrill Ingalls (413) 458-2303, ext. 508 (telephone) (413) 458-2318 (fax)

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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