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June 2003 Calendar Listings

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2003

Calendar Listings - June 2003

Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA
413-458-2303
www.clarkart.edu

Hours

through June 13: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm
June 14-Labor Day: Daily 10am-5pm

Admission

through June 13: Free
June 14-October 31: $10 adults (members, students, 18 and under free)

Press Contact: Sherrill Ingalls, 413-458-2303, ext. 508

EXHIBITIONS

June 14-September 7, 2003 - Turner: The Late Seascapes

Inspired by the Clark Art Institute's Rockets and Blue Lights, this exhibition explores the last decade of British artist J.M.W. Turner's lifelong fascination with the power of the sea. The 35 oil paintings and watercolors in this exhibition represent the summation of the life's work of an artist who has reached his full maturity and depict marine subjects ranging from whaling and slave ships to shipwrecks and historical figures. Guest curator James Hamilton, a noted Turner scholar, examines Turner's depiction of the sea as a stage for human action and reflection and explores the artist's debt to Dutch seascapes and his interest in scientific advances of his day. The exhibition has been organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester, United Kingdom, and will also travel to the Glasgow Art Museum.

Through November 3, 2003 - Art in Nature: The Clark Art Institute Today and Tomorrow

Earlier this year, the Clark unveiled acclaimed architect Tadao Ando's designs for its building expansion and campus enhancement. Models, drawings, and plans for this design, as well as the plans by landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand Associates, are on view in this special installation. This extraordinary project enhances the Institute's setting, expands the facilities for its academic and public programs, and reconfigures its galleries to broaden the ways in which visitors experience works of art. Included in the installation is an overview of the Clark's history, growth, and mission presented through photos, videos, and artifacts that tell the story of this remarkable art museum and center for research and higher education.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Friday, June 6, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. & Saturday, June 7, 2003, 9:00 a.m. -noon
Graduate Program Symposium
The Class of 2003 in the Clark/Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 12, 2003, 12:30 p.m.
Desert Island Pictures Gallery Talk
Richard Rand, senior curator, on Vernet's Coastal Scene at Midnight. Free with gallery admission.

Saturday, June 7, 2003, 6-9 p.m.
A Seaside (New) England
Lobster Bake
Live music and an outdoor lobster bake will celebrate the opening of Turner: The Late Seascapes. $60 for members. Non-members $90 or $170 per couple (includes a one-year membership). 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Friday, June 20, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Film: The Sea Hawk
(1940, 128 minutes) Part of the film series "Britannia Rules the Waves." Admission is free.

Friday, June 27, 2003, 2:00 p.m.
Film: Longitude (2000, 200 minutes)
Part of the film series "Britannia Rules the Waves." Admission is free.

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