Take in the White Mountains during August 13 Looking at Lunchtime Talk

For Immediate Release

July 31, 2009

Feed your hunger for art by joining Michael Cassin, director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Center for Education in the Visual Arts, as he examines Winslow Homer’s oil painting The Bridle Path on Thursday, August 13. This Looking at Lunchtime Talk is free with paid gallery admission and held at 12:30 pm.

The Clark’s collection includes nearly 250 paintings, drawings, and prints by Homer from all periods of the artist’s working life. Mostly self-taught, Homer’s early career included employment as an apprentice for a lithographic firm in Boston and as an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly, in New York, chronicling the Civil War. Homer reveled in nature, spending long periods at work and play in the Adirondacks, Canada, and the Caribbean. The Bridle Path shows a young woman riding a horse through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

The series continues on Thursday, September 10, when Thomas Loughman, assistant deputy director, will look at Hubert Robert’s Roman Ruins. The talks take place at 12:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Attendees may purchase food at the Clark or bring a bag lunch to enjoy before or after the gallery talk. Looking at Lunchtime Talks are free with paid gallery admission June 1 through October 31.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm daily in July and August (closed Mondays, September through June). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

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