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Clark Offers Tour of Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition April 16

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2000

Graduate student Kate Bussard will give a gallery talk about her exhibition Those Women: Toulouse-Lautrec's Elles and French Images of Prostitution on Sunday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

The exhibition, on view through April 23, features color lithographs from the Elles series by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Originally published in 1896, Elles depicts scenes from the private life of prostitutes and "kept women." All twelve lithographs from the series will be on view, as will other images of prostitution by French artists from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

Prints by Edgar Degas, drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec and Descamps, and a photograph by Atget are among the other works to be drawn from the Clark's extensive collection of prints, drawings, and photographs.

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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