The "Mysteries" behind the Women of Amphissa to be Revealed in November 27 Program

For Immediate Release

November 21, 2002

The lounging, toga-clad young women in the painting The Women of Amphissa raise many questions from visitors to the Clark Art Institute. The story of behind the painting, based in classical mythology, will be revealed in part 2 of the mini-course "Every Picture Tells a Story" on Wednesday, November 27, at 1:00 p.m. Curator of education Michael Cassin will give a slide talk followed by a viewing of the painting, which was created by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema in 1887. Admission is $6 ($5 for members of the Clark). The program is open to the public, including those who did not attend the first session in October.

The mini-course will continue on January 29 with a discussion of Winslow Homer's Undertow and on February 26 with Renoir's Blonde Bather.

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. Gallery admission is free until May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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